spar·​ti·​na | \ ˈspär-tə-nə How to pronounce spartina (audio) \

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First Known Use of spartina

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spartina

New Latin, from Greek spartinē rope, cord

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“Spartina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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