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cordgrass

[ kawrd-gras, -grahs ]

noun

  1. any of several grasses of the genus Spartina, of coastal regions.


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The marsh serves as habitat for the endangered Ridgway’s Rail bird, which lays eggs on floating nests protected by tall cordgrasses that prosper on swampy land.

Sloughs and depressions are occupied by cordgrass, Spartina spartinae.

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