saw grass


Definition of saw grass

: any of various sedges (as of the genus Cladium) having the edges of the leaves set with minute sharp teeth

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Recent Examples on the Web In the thick of the Everglades near the southern shore of Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade once had a frontier character formed by a handful of people who contended with the saw grass and mosquitoes and caught catfish and spoke their own patois. Smithsonian Magazine, 22 June 2021 But this multifaceted ecosystem—fresh marsh and salt, brackish estuary, mangroves, saw grass, beds of sea grass, ribbons of reef—no longer functions naturally. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 6 Dec. 2019 To a layman, this patch of brown-green saw grass and button mangrove deep inside Everglades National Park looks healthy enough, but Troxler knows trouble lurks just beneath the murky surface. Allen G. Breed, The Denver Post, 3 Dec. 2019

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Saw grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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