sacaton

noun

a coarse grass, Sporobolus wrightii, of the southwestern US and Mexico, grown for hay and pasture

Nearby words

  1. sac,
  2. sac fungus,
  3. sac-a-lait,
  4. sacagawea,
  5. sacajawea,
  6. sacc,
  7. saccade,
  8. saccadic,
  9. saccate,
  10. sacchar-

Word Origin for sacaton

American Spanish zacatón, from zacate coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl

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Examples from the Web for sacaton

  • At Sacaton, the big squatter, the irrigation company, took the Pimas' water; so that the Indian can no longer raise crops.

  • Something of this sort is going on at Taos to-day among the pueblos for their land, and down at Sacaton among the Pimas for water.

  • If you want to know what the courts do in these cases, ask the pueblo governor at Taos; or the Pima chief at Sacaton.