lyme grass


lyme grass
noun
a grass of the genus Elymus
Hypernyms: ↑grass
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Elymus, ↑genus Elymus

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Etymology: probably from obsolete English lyme birdlime (from Middle English lyme, lim birdlime) + English grass — more at lime
: a grass of the genus Elymus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Lyme grass — (Bot.) A coarse perennial grass of several species of {Elymus}, esp. {Elymus Canadensis}, and the European {Elymus arenarius}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lyme-grass — /līmˈgräs/ noun A coarse sand binding grass, Elymus arenarius or any other of the Elymus genus ORIGIN: Origin unknown …   Useful english dictionary

  • lyme grass — smiltyninė rugiaveidė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Leymus arenarius), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Leymus arenarius angl. beach wild rye; European dune grass; European dune wild… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lyme-grass — rugiaveidė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių (Poaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Leymus). atitikmenys: lot. Leymus angl. lyme grass; wild rye vok. Haargras; Strandhafer; Strandroggen rus. колосняк lenk. wydmuchrzyca …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • lyme grass — /ˈlaɪm gras/ (say luym grahs) noun 1. a large, glaucous, perennial grass, Elymus arenarius, widely distributed on coastal dunes in northern temperate regions. 2. any other species of Elymus …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea lyme grass — smiltyninė rugiaveidė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Leymus arenarius), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Leymus arenarius angl. beach wild rye; European dune grass; European dune wild… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea lyme-grass — smiltyninė rugiaveidė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Leymus arenarius), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Leymus arenarius angl. beach wild rye; European dune grass; European dune wild… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea lyme grass — noun a dune grass of the Pacific seacoast used as a sand binder • Syn: ↑European dune grass, ↑Elymus arenarius, ↑Leymus arenaria • Hypernyms: ↑lyme grass * * * noun : a grass (Elymus arenarius) of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea lyme grass — a stout grass, Elymus arenarius, of Eurasia, used as a binder for shifting sand. Also called dune grass. [lyme, perh. alter. (based on the genus name) of LIME1, with reference to its binding properties; cf. BIRDLIME] * * * …   Universalium

  • canada lyme grass — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : a wild rye (Elymus canadensis) …   Useful english dictionary