from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several North American grasses that grow in poor or sandy soil.

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  • noun small heathlike plant covered with white down growing on beaches in northeastern North America


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  • Any of several grasses of the Danthonia genus that grow in poor or sandy soil. See skipvia's Prairie Grasses.

    February 12, 2008