Matweed
Matweed Mat"weed`, n. (Bot.) A name of several maritime grasses, as the sea sand-reed ({Ammophila arundinacea}) which is used in Holland to bind the sand of the seacoast dikes (see {Beach grass}, under {Beach}); also, the {Lygeum Spartum}, a Mediterranean grass of similar habit. [1913 Webster]

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  • matweed — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: mat (I) 1. : any of several maritime grasses (as Ammophila arenaria, Spartina stricta and Lygeum spartum) 2. : matgrass b * * * matˈgrass or matˈweed …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea matweed — noun : beach grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ammophila arundinacea — Matweed Mat weed , n. (Bot.) A name of several maritime grasses, as the sea sand reed ({Ammophila arundinacea}) which is used in Holland to bind the sand of the seacoast dikes (see {Beach grass}, under {Beach}); also, the {Lygeum Spartum}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lygeum Spartum — Matweed Mat weed , n. (Bot.) A name of several maritime grasses, as the sea sand reed ({Ammophila arundinacea}) which is used in Holland to bind the sand of the seacoast dikes (see {Beach grass}, under {Beach}); also, the {Lygeum Spartum}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mat — Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mat grass — Mat Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mat rush — Mat Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nardus stricta — Mat Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scirpus lacustris — Mat Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of Canadian plants by genus — Below is a list of Canadian plants by genus. Due to the vastness of Canada s biodiversity, this page is divided.Many of the plants seen in Canada are introduced, either intentionally or accidentally. N indicated native and X indicated exotic.… …   Wikipedia

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