Definitions

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  • n. Any of several Cladium species, long sedges with saw-like sharp, serrated edges, such as Cladium californicum, Cladium jamaicense, and Cladium mariscoides

Etymologies

saw +‎ grass (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I thank you and others for opening my eyes to the fact that "sawgrass" isn't going to help my enlarged prostate!

    Pharyngula

  • We follow fresh tracks out to the edge of a marsh on the Gulf of Mexico and see a bulldozed section of sawgrass but then it goes back into the swamp.

    New Weekly Contest: Best Hunting Story Wins a Leatherman

  • Herbs I have never encountered before, like sawgrass, are piled high onto a plate in the middle of our table and we are encouraged to fill our bowls as the owner explains that it is the mixture of beef bones, aloe vera and ginger that gives pho its distinct taste.

    Acquiring a Taste for the Spice of Life

  • Our guide points out huge knobs of turmeric and ginger as we pick up herbs—edible chrysanthemum, sawgrass, spearmint—and good-natured market sellers look on as we sample everything in sight.

    Acquiring a Taste for the Spice of Life

  • A grave lined with upright shovels, their blades buried into the sawgrass . . .

    Etched in Bone

  • Each visit, I make at least one visit to this vast expanse of Everglades habitat, consisting of sloughs, wet prairies, sawgrass, cypress swamp, and tree islands -- remarkably, just about 15 minutes drive from grandmother's house in Boynton Beach.

    Karen Rubin: Where to Explore Palm Beach County's Wild Side

  • This National Park was once a mosaic of ponds, sawgrass and marshes.

    Secretary Salazar's Remarks at FY 2011 Budget Press Conference

  • After lobbyists pay their nighttime visits, the drilling will start, and some dark, lonely night, through human error or computer breakdown or metal fatigue, the black gunk will belch into the marshy hammocks and over the sawgrass and through the canals.

    Paul Levine: For Novelists, the Future Isn't Fiction

  • He hit another shot smack into the middle of a sawgrass plant, the ball only seen by standing over it and suspended a few inches off the ground.

    Players Championship Day 1: Tiger Woods 4 Back From Lead

  • But I was struck most by the riparian resilience of the land, the sawgrass that extended as far as the eye could see, the hummocks of gum and persimmon and hackberry and oak trees, the seagulls and brown pelicans that sailed over the mouth of a freshwater river flowing into the Gulf.

    The Glass Rainbow

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