marram grass

marram grass
noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse maralmr, a beach grass Date: 1834 any of several beach grasses (genus Ammophila and especially A. arenaria)

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  • marram-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

  • marram grass — /mar euhm/ a grass, Ammophila arenaria, having matted, creeping rhizomes, grown on sandy shores of Europe, North America, and Australia to bind the sand. Also called marram. [1630 40; orig. East Anglian dial.; < ON marálmr, equiv. to marr sea… …   Universalium

  • marram grass — ˈmarəm noun also marram ( s) Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse maralmr, a beach grass, from marr sea + halmr straw more at marine, haulm : a beach grass (Ammophila arenaria) …   Useful english dictionary

  • marram grass — mar′ram grass [[t]ˈmær əm[/t]] n. pln a beach grass, Ammophila arenaria, that inhibits erosion • Etymology: 1630–40; orig. East Anglian dial.; < ON marálmr=marr sea (see mere II) +hálmr grass (see haulm) …   From formal English to slang

  • marram grass — /ˈmærəm gras/ (say maruhm grahs) noun a grass native to the Mediterranean region, Ammophila arenaria, growing in dense tussocks of tough foliage, and used to stabilise sand dunes. {originally British dialect (east Anglian), from Old Norse marálmr …   Australian English dictionary

  • marram grass —   a species of grass that is tolerant of dry, sand dune environments. Important as a stabilizing factor in the development of a psammosere …   Geography glossary

  • marram grass — type of coarse grass that grows on sandy beaches …   English contemporary dictionary

  • marram grass — [ marəm] noun a coarse grass of coastal sand dunes. [Ammophila arenaria.] Origin C17: from ON marálmr, from marr sea + hálmr haulm …   English new terms dictionary

  • common marram-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

  • 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

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