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salt·grass

or salt grass  (sôlt′grăs′)
n.
Any of various grasses that grow in salt marshes and alkaline areas, especially Distichlis spicata, native to the Americas.

salt′ grass`


n.
any of several grasses, as Distichlis spicata, that grow in salt marshes or in alkali soil.
[1695–1705]
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FastGrass incorporates palm leaves woven into durable, natural-looking sheets that make boats and blinds all but disappear in everything from salt grass to tules and phragmites.
Dan Hunter, chef and owner of regional Victorias Brae, served a series of small bites, including raw pea and lemon aspen tart, prawn, nasturtium and finger lime, and eggplant and salt grass lamb washed with sweet onion juice.
True, there may be other smells and sensations we might be glad she didn't evoke in a sentence like "I have never experienced the vibrant tang of a half-eaten kebab, last night's beer and the vestiges of a city's mingled aftershave quite so powerfully as when it met the Tyne's morning damp salt grass smell", but I think she did the region proud.
So over the course of three days, a small group of us braved the 90-degree heat and 100-percent humidity and traipsed the dense mesquite thickets and salt grass meadows that teemed with rattlesnakes and wild hogs and helped cull as many of the ranch's estimated 6,000 whitetails as we could.
Jacket is offered in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, Realtree AP, Mossy Oak Duck Blind, Realtree Max-4 and Salt Grass solid color.
On West, they transplanted more salt grass instead of seedlings and placed the transplants farther apart--saving money by using fewer plants.
Other organic materials like rice straw, wheat straw, rice husk and chopped salt grass also improved these physical properties of a saline sodic soil.
The salt grass shorelines and scattered palms visually define this area, and the rich fishing draws anglers from all around.
Since then, no systematic estimate of damage has been conducted but at Bay Jimmy, which sits about 10 miles (16 km) inland from the Gulf's open water, oil has soaked deeper into the roots of the salt grass and pushed about 1 mile (1.6 km) farther into the bayous, witnesses said.
Vegetation that consisted of inland salt grass (Disticulus stricta), sea purslane (Sesubium venucosum), saltmarsh bulrush (Scirpus paludosis), and exotic salt cedar (Tamarix) provided sparse cover (Koenen et al., 1996).
The dominant species is salt grass (Distichlis spicata and Distichlis scoparia) accompanied by Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) and cyanophyceae algae (Nostoc sp.).
Flying over the bayou, I've seen shredded islands of brown spartina, or salt grass, crosshatched with canals built by oil companies and flood control channels and levees built by the U.S.