lyme grass


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lyme grass

(laɪm)
n
(Plants) a N temperate perennial dune grass, Elymus arenarius, with a creeping stem and rough bluish leaves
[C18: probably a respelling (influenced by its genus name, Elymus) of lime1, referring to its stabilizing effect (like lime in mortar)]
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Noun1.lyme grass - a grass of the genus Elymuslyme grass - a grass of the genus Elymus    
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Elymus, genus Elymus - tall tufted perennial grasses (such as lyme grass or wild rye)
Elymus condensatus, giant ryegrass, Leymus condensatus - stout perennial grass of western North America
Elymus arenarius, European dune grass, Leymus arenaria, sea lyme grass - a dune grass of the Pacific seacoast used as a sand binder
References in periodicals archive ?
Around 265,000 grasses, including marram, lyme grass and sand couch, are being planted at South Shields seafront as part of the Sandhaven Dunes Restoration Scheme.
North Tyneside Council is safeguarding the dunes at Tynemouth Longsands, using fencing as well as marram and lyme grass plants, which help to bind them together.
If you are partial to blue, select from blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens), blue lyme grass (Elymus or Leymus arenarius) and common blue fescue (Festuca ovina glauca).