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salt grass

any of several grasses, as Distichlis spicata, that grow in salt marshes or meadows or in alkali soil.
Origin of salt grass
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Again Garrett had to search in the salt grass and greasewood.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • That sea wall is low and long; sea-pinks grow on the salt grass that passes away into shingle at its foot.

    Ceres' Runaway Alice Meynell
  • The mud takes on little tufts of salt grass barely growing under the harsh wind.

    Hills and the Sea H. Belloc
  • Then, having wiped his beak on the hard sod, he dropped off the dike and resumed his assiduous quartering of the salt grass.

    Neighbors Unknown Charles G. D. Roberts
  • And last the smell of the salt grass country, which is the beginning of other things that are the end of the mesa trail.

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