sacaton
noun Etymology: American Spanish zacatón, from zacate coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl Date: 1846 a coarse perennial grass (Sporobolus wrightii) of the southwestern United States that is used for forage especially in alkaline soils

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  • Sacaton — Sacaton, AZ U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 1584 Housing Units (2000): 387 Land area (2000): 2.374571 sq. miles (6.150111 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.374571 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • sacaton — ☆ sacaton [sak΄ə tōn′ ] n. 〚AmSp zacatón < zacate < Nahuatl sakaλ, grass〛 a coarse native grass (Sporobolus wrightii), used for hay or pasture on dry ranges in the SW U.S. and Mexico * * * sac·a·ton (săkʹə tōn ) n. A tufted perennial grass… …   Universalium

  • sacaton — ☆ sacaton [sak΄ə tōn′ ] n. [AmSp zacatón < zacate < Nahuatl sakaλ, grass] a coarse native grass (Sporobolus wrightii), used for hay or pasture on dry ranges in the SW U.S. and Mexico …   English World dictionary

  • sacaton — aukštasis drėbūnas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Sporobolus wrightii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sporobolus wrightii angl. big alkali sacaton; big sacaton; sacaton šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Sacaton — Original name in latin Sacaton Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Phoenix longitude 33.07672 latitude 111.7393 altitude 390 Population 2672 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • sacaton — I. ˈsakəˌtōn noun ( s) Etymology: American Spanish zacatón, from zacate coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl : a coarse perennial grass (Sporobolus wrightii) of the southwestern United States useful for hay in alkaline regions II. adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • sacaton — noun A tufted perennial grass grown in the southwestern United States and Mexico and used for hay and pasture in dry alkaline areas …   Wiktionary

  • sacaton — (zacatón [sakatón], augmentative of zacate hay; fodder < Nahu atl zacatl)    Bentley: 1863.    A southwestern plant (Sporobolus wrightii) sometimes used as forage. The OED indicates that the term refers to various species of the genera… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • sacaton — sac·a·ton …   English syllables

  • Sacaton, AZ — U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 1584 Housing Units (2000): 387 Land area (2000): 2.374571 sq. miles (6.150111 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.374571 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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