beach grass

Origin of beach grass

An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for beach grass

Historical Examples of beach grass

  • Many toads were met with where there was nothing but sand and beach-grass.

    Cape Cod

    Henry D. Thoreau

  • The man turned his gaze inward to the green of the beach-grass beyond the sand where he could make out a bit of twisting road.

    The Tyranny of Weakness

    Charles Neville Buck

  • The highest and sandiest portion next the Atlantic was thinly covered with Beach-grass and Indigo-weed.

    Cape Cod

    Henry D. Thoreau

  • The Beach-grass is "two to four feet high, of a seagreen color," and it is said to be widely diffused over the world.

    Cape Cod

    Henry D. Thoreau

  • Brush is placed in the jetties, and thousands of roots of beach-grass are planted to catch and stay the shifting sands.