Definition of marram grass noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


marram grass

BrE BrE//ˈmærəm ɡrɑːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmærəm ɡræs//
(also marram) [uncountable]
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a type of grass that grows in sand, often planted to prevent sand dunes from being destroyed by the wind, rain, etc. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Old Norse marálmr, from marr ‘sea’ + hálmr ‘stalk, stem’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: marram grass