Ammophila arundinacea
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]


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  • Ammophila arundinacea — Reed Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ammophila arundinacea — Marram Mar ram, n. (Bot.) A coarse grass found on sandy beaches ({Ammophila arundinacea}). See {Beach grass}, under {Beach}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Ammophila arenaria — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Barrón Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • AMMOPHILA ARENARIA (L.) LINK - ПЕСКОЛЮБ ПЕСЧАНЫЙ — см. 64. Многолетнее растение. A. arenaria (L.) Link П. песчаный Hort. Berol. 1 (1827) 105. Рожениц (1937) 385. Hitchcock (1935) 4, 320, 788, f. S y n. Arundo arenaria L.; Calamagrostis arenaria Roth; Ammophila arundinacea Host.; Psamma littoralis …   Справочник растений

  • Ammophila arenaria ssp. arundinacea — ID 3375 Symbol Key AMARA6 Common Name N/A Family Poaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link ssp. arundinacea H. Lindb. — Symbol AMARA6 Botanical Family Poaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link ssp. arundinacea H. Lindb. — Symbol AMARA6 Botanical Family Poaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Cinna arundinacea — Reed Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phalaris arundinacea — Reed Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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