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lyme grass

/laɪm/
noun
1.
a N temperate perennial dune grass, Elymus arenarius, with a creeping stem and rough bluish leaves
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C18: probably a respelling (influenced by its genus name, Elymus) of lime1, referring to its stabilizing effect (like lime in mortar)
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