saw grass



any of various sedges of the genus Cladium, of tropical and temperate regions, having spiny, serrated leaves.

Also saw·grass [saw-gras, ‐grahs] /ˈsɔˌgræs, ‐ˌgrɑs/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of saw grass

  • They tried to do this, but it seemed as if the saw-grass was all over.

  • They will help you to dodge the worst of the saw-grass which is likely to be your greatest trouble.

  • But between them and the camp was an almost impassable barrier of saw-grass.

  • No sitting in swamps for me, but a good, clean, and easy boat in the saw-grass.

    The Firing Line

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Frequently we had to turn aside to avoid the swampy ponds fringed with saw-grass.