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marsh grass

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  1. cordgrass.
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Origin of marsh grass

An Americanism dating back to 1875–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for marsh grass

Historical Examples

  • A league and a league of marsh-grass, waist-high, broad in the blade.

    The Log of the Sun

    William Beebe

  • When heavy rains fell, the old woman stuffed it with marsh-grass.

    Our Little Irish Cousin

    Mary Hazelton Wade

  • Then, alluding to a heifer of Timmins's which had bloated on marsh-grass the day before, he added, "The beastie didna die?"

  • Dallas helped her through a hindering weave of pond-weeds and lilies, and laid her upon some marsh-grass beyond.

    The Plow-Woman

    Eleanor Gates

  • Next morning she again traveled the winding path that skirted the marsh-grass and bulrushes, this time on the pinto.