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

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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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