spartina

noun

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

Examples of spartina in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek spartinē rope, cord

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spartina was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Spartina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spartina. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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