Saint Augustine grass

Saint Augustine grass
noun Etymology: probably from Saint Augustine, Florida Date: 1900 a tropical perennial grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) that has much-branched creeping stems and is used as a lawn grass and sand binder especially in the southern United States

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