cordgrass
noun Date: 1857 any of a genus (Spartina) of chiefly salt-marsh grasses of coastal regions of Europe, northern Africa, and the New World that have stiff culms and panicled spikelets

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  • cordgrass — [kôrd′gras΄] n. any of a genus (Spartina) of marsh grasses: some may reach a height of 3 m (9.8 ft) in tidal mud flats …   English World dictionary

  • cordgrass — /kawrd gras , grahs /, n. any of several grasses of the genus Spartina, of coastal regions. Also called marsh grass. [CORD + GRASS] * * * ▪ plant also called  marsh grass , or  salt grass   any of 16 species of grasses constituting the genus… …   Universalium

  • cordgrass — noun any of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina; some important as coastal soil binders • Syn: ↑cord grass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑salt reed grass, ↑Spartina cynosuroides, ↑prairie cordgrass, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cordgrass — noun Any of various species of coastal wetland grass in the genus Spartina …   Wiktionary

  • cordgrass — n. type of perennial grass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cordgrass — noun a coarse wiry coastal grass which is used to stabilize mudflats. [Genus Spartina.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cordgrass — cord•grass [[t]ˈkɔrdˌgræs, ˈgrɑs[/t]] n. pln any of several grasses of the genus Spartina, of coastal wetlands • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Saltmeadow Cordgrass — Taxobox name = Saltmeadow Cordgrass regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Cyperales familia = Poaceae genus = Spartina species = S. patens binomial = Spartina patens binomial authority = (Aiton) MuhlSaltmeadow… …   Wikipedia

  • prairie cordgrass — noun North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous margins and glumes with long awns • Syn: ↑freshwater cordgrass, ↑slough grass, ↑Spartina pectinmata • Hypernyms: ↑cordgrass, ↑cord grass * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • freshwater cordgrass — noun North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous margins and glumes with long awns • Syn: ↑prairie cordgrass, ↑slough grass, ↑Spartina pectinmata • Hypernyms: ↑cordgrass, ↑cord grass …   Useful english dictionary

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