- a grass, Ammophila arenaria, having matted, creeping rhizomes, grown on sandy shores of Europe, North America, and Australia to bind the sand.
Origin of marram grass
Also called mar·ram.
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- any of several grasses of the genus Ammophila, esp A. arenaria, that grow on sandy shores and can withstand drying: often planted to stabilize sand dunes
C17 marram, from Old Norse marálmr, from marr sea + hálmr haulm
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