Definitions

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

  • noun Any of several sedges of the genus Cladium having leaves with sharp, minutely toothed margins, especially C. jamaicense, native to subtropical and tropical wetlands of the Americas.

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

Etymologies

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saw +‎ grass

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

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

    Etched in Bone

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

    Etched in Bone

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

    Etched in Bone

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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