Beach grass
Beach Beach (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. {Beaches} (-[e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. {Bank}.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. [1913 Webster]

2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand. [1913 Webster]

{Beach flea} (Zo["o]l.), the common name of many species of amphipod Crustacea, of the family {Orchestid[ae]}, living on the sea beaches, and leaping like fleas.

{Beach grass} (Bot.), a coarse grass ({Ammophila arundinacea}), growing on the sandy shores of lakes and seas, which, by its interlaced running rootstocks, binds the sand together, and resists the encroachment of the waves.

{Beach wagon}, a light open wagon with two or more seats.

{Raised beach}, an accumulation of water-worn stones, gravel, sand, and other shore deposits, above the present level of wave action, whether actually raised by elevation of the coast, as in Norway, or left by the receding waters, as in many lake and river regions. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • beach grass — n. any of a genus (Ammophila) of deeply rooted, tough, perennial grasses that grow on sandy beaches and are often planted to combat beach erosion …   English World dictionary

  • beach grass — beach′ grass n. pln any of several erect, strongly rooted grasses common on exposed sandy shores • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • beach grass — any of several erect, strongly rooted grasses, esp. of the genus Ammophila, common on exposed sandy shores and dunes. [1675 85, Amer.] * * * also called  marram grass,  psamma , or  sand reed        any of the sand binding plants in the genus… …   Universalium

  • beach grass — noun tough grasses with strong roots that can grow on exposed sandy shores • Hypernyms: ↑grass * * * noun : any of several tough strongly rooted grasses that grow on exposed sandy shores; especially : a perennial European grass (Ammophila… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beach-grass — smiltlendrė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Migliniai – Poaceae (R. Br.) Barnhart atitikmenys: lot. Ammophila angl. beach grass; marram grass; seasand reed vok. Helm; Sandhalm; Sandrohr; Strandhafer rus. аммофила; песколюбка lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • beach grass — noun Date: 1681 any of several tough strongly rooted grasses that grow on exposed sandy shores; especially any of a genus (Ammophila) of rhizomatous perennials widely planted to bind sandy slopes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • European beach-grass — smiltyninė smiltlendrė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ammophila arenaria angl. common marram grass; European beach grass; sea mat grass vok. gemeiner Strandhafer rus. песколюбка песчанная lenk. piaskownica zwyczajna …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Beach — (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. {Beaches} ( [e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. {Bank}.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. [1913 Webster] 2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beach flea — Beach Beach (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. {Beaches} ( [e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. {Bank}.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. [1913 Webster] 2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beach wagon — Beach Beach (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. {Beaches} ( [e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. {Bank}.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. [1913 Webster] 2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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