zacaton

noun
zac·​a·​ton | \ ˈzakəˌtōn, ˈsa- \
plural -s

Definition of zacaton

: any of several grasses with tough wiry stems native to or cultivated in arid or dry regions of the U.S. and adjacent Mexico: such as
a : broomroot
c : either of two Mexican grasses (Epicampes stricta and Festuca amplissima)
d : sacaton

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American Spanish zacatón

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“Zacaton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zacaton. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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