salt hay

  1. hay made up of salt grass, often used as fodder or as a mulch.

Origin of salt hay

An Americanism dating back to 1640–50

Words Nearby salt hay Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use salt hay in a sentence

  • If the plants are well mulched with straw, salt hay, or any other litter, frequent watering is very beneficial.

    Parsons on the Rose | Samuel Browne Parsons
  • In this experiment there was no noticeable difference in the effectiveness of new salt hay, old hay, or excelsior as a mulch.

  • How the scent of the August fields, of the crisp salt hay, seemed to grip at my heart!

    Athalie | Robert W. Chambers
  • Near the seacoast salt hay is considered to be an ideal Mulch.

  • In the morning more salt hay was thrown to him and water was brought in a dirty pail.

    Horses Nine | Sewell Ford