Either of two perennial grasses of western North America (Sporobolus wrightii or S. airoides), used for forage.
A coarse native grass (Sporobolus wrightii), used for hay or pasture on dry ranges in the SW U.S. and Mexico.
Origin of sacaton
- American Spanish zacatón from zacate coarse grass from Nahuatl zacatl grass, straw
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition