Definition of arrowgrass in English:



mass noun
  • A grasslike marsh plant with a slender spike of tiny flowers.

    Genus Triglochin, family Juncaginaceae

    • ‘Other species favouring this habitat are horsetail and arrowgrass.’
    • ‘Levees supported high densities of Triglochin palustris (arrowgrass), which was an important food for growing geese.’
    • ‘Species of arrowgrass that poison livestock are widely distributed in marshy pastures and native grass hay areas throughout the United States.’
    • ‘Low tide exposes many characteristic saltmarsh plants that provide a vegetarian menu, which is equally vital for the birds, including sea arrowgrass, scurvy grass and sea lavender.’
    • ‘Very precious are two populations of marsh violets: the creeping violet and the fen violet, as well as a whole group of peatbog plants with the mud sedge, round leaf and long leaf sundew, arrowgrass, Buxbaum sundew, and crested wood fern.’