from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several grasses of the genus Leersia, found mostly along marshes, ponds, and streams and having leaves with very rough margins.
- n. Any of several other grasses with rough margins.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A grass with leaves having edges furnished with very minute hooked prickles, which form a cutting edge; one or more species of Leersia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A grass with leaves having edges furnished with very minute hooked prickles, which form a cutting edge; one or more species of Leersia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of grass having very rough blades, which when drawn quickly through the hand inflict a cut.
Giant cutgrass is a common plant in freshwater marshes, along with pickerel weed, sawgrass, jewelweed, water parsnip and smartweeds.
Vegetation in the creekbank zone of Sweet Hall Marsh includes arrow arum, smooth cordgrass, big cordgrass, smartweeds, rice cutgrass, wild rice, water hemp, water dock, Walter's millet and marsh milkweed.
Seven dominant plant types were growing in year 15 in the created wetland: bur-reed, a variety of cattails, river bulrush and softstem bulrush, American lotus, sago pondweed and rice cutgrass.
The three dominant plant types in the natural wetland at year 15 were the rice cutgrass, softstem bulrush and cattails.