Sacaton meaning

săkə-tōn
Either of two perennial grasses of western North America (Sporobolus wrightii or S. airoides), used for forage.
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A coarse native grass (Sporobolus wrightii), used for hay or pasture on dry ranges in the SW U.S. and Mexico.
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A tufted perennial grass grown in the southwestern United States and Mexico and used for hay and pasture in dry alkaline areas.
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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