from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Grass that grows on sandy soil, as by the sea-shore.
- n. Specifically, in the United States, Triodia (Tricuspis) purpurea, an annual tufted grass of the Atlantic coast and sandy districts inland. It is of little practical worth.
- n. Specifically, Calamovilfa longifolia, a stout long-leafed grass of sands or sandy soil, found in the Great Lake region and from the upper Missouri to Kansas. Its strong and far-extended rootstocks make it very valuable as a sand-binder. More fully, big or long-leafed sand-grass.
- n. The blue-joint grass, Calamagrostis Canadensis, and other species of the genus, as C. Hontanensis, Montana sand-grass, and C. hyperborea Americana, also called yellow- top.
- n. The salt-grass, Distichlis spicata.
- n. The Indian millet, Eriocoma cuspidata.
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