- any of several erect, strongly rooted grasses, especially of the genus Ammophila, common on exposed sandy shores and dunes.
Origin of beach grass
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for beach grass
Many toads were met with where there was nothing but sand and beach-grass.
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.
The Beach-grass is "two to four feet high, of a seagreen color," and it is said to be widely diffused over the world.
Brush is placed in the jetties, and thousands of roots of beach-grass are planted to catch and stay the shifting sands.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast
Samuel Adams Drake