from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to several species of grass growing in alkaline localities in the western portions of the United States, especially to Distichlis maritima.
  • noun Puccinellia airoides (sometimes called alkali meadow-grass) and P. Lemmoni, of the northern Rocky Mountain region. Sporobolus airoides of the Southwest has been called alkali finetop.
  • noun A species of poison camass, Zigadenus elegans, dangerous to stock: so called in the stock-raising regions of Montana, etc.


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