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any of various grasses growing in salt marshes or alkaline soils; esp., any of a genus (Distichlis) of North American perennial grasses
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various grasses, especially North American perennial plants of the genus Distichlis, that grow in salt marshes and alkaline areas.