cord grass


cord grass
noun
any of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina; some important as coastal soil binders
Syn: ↑cordgrass
Hypernyms: ↑grass
Member Holonyms: ↑Spartina, ↑genus Spartina

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noun

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cord grass noun
A grass of the genus Spartina which is found in muddy salt-marshes and is used for making ropes
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Main Entry:cord

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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