matweed definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few maritime grasses.
    • A name of several maritime grasses, due to the fact water sand-reed (Ammophila arundinacea) used in Holland to bind the sand associated with the seacoast dikes (see Beach grass, under beach); also, the Lygeum Spartum, a Mediterranean lawn of comparable habit.
    • A grass, Ammophila arundinacea (Psamma arenaria): so named from its used in making mats. Also called sea-mat-weed, halm, and marram.
    • Less properly— Spartina stricta, seaside-grass.
    • Nardus stricta, tiny matweed (see mat-grass)
    • Lygeum Spartum, hooded matweed.

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