[ mar-uhm ]
/ ˈmær əm /
a grass, Ammophila arenaria, having matted, creeping rhizomes, grown on sandy shores of Europe, North America, and Australia to bind the sand.
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Also called marram.
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British Dictionary definitions for marram grass
/ (ˈmærəm) /
any of several grasses of the genus Ammophila, esp A. arenaria, that grow on sandy shores and can withstand drying: often planted to stabilize sand dunes
Word Origin for marram grass
C17 marram, from Old Norse marálmr, from marr sea + hálmr haulm
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