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dune grass

noun

sea lyme grass

noun
1.
a stout grass, Elymus arenarius, of Eurasia, used as a binder for shifting sand.
Also called dune grass.
Origin of sea lyme grass
lyme, perhaps alteration (based on the genus name) of lime1, with reference to its binding properties; cf. birdlime
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