sea lyme grass


a stout grass, Elymus arenarius, of Eurasia, used as a binder for shifting sand.

Origin of sea lyme grass

lyme, perhaps alteration (based on the genus name) of lime1, with reference to its binding properties; cf. birdlime
Also called dune grass. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019