saw grass
noun Date: 1822 any of various sedges (as of the genus Cladium) having the edges of the leaves set with minute sharp teeth

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  • Saw grass — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saw grass — n. 〚see SEDGE〛 any of a number of related sedges with saw edged leaves; esp., the Jamaica saw grass ( Cladium jamaicense) found in the SE U.S. * * * …   Universalium

  • saw grass — n. [see SEDGE] any of a number of related sedges with saw edged leaves; esp., the Jamaica saw grass ( Cladium jamaicense) found in the SE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • saw grass — noun : any of various sedges having the edges of the leaves set with minute sharp teeth: as a. : a European sedge (Cladium mariscus) b. : a sedge (C. jamaicensis) of southern United States and the West Indies compare razor grass * * * saw grass,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saw-grass — jamaikinė ratainytė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Viksvuolinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Cladium jamaicense), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cladium jamaicense angl. saw grass šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • smooth saw-grass — šakotoji ratainytė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Viksvuolinių šeimos vytelinis augalas (Cladium mariscus), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cladium mariscus angl. great fen sedge; smooth saw grass; twig rush šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Saw — Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saw bench — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saw file — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saw frame — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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