Definition of Genus spartina
1. Noun. Grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South Atlantic islands.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Cord Grass, Cordgrass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Spartina
Literary usage of Genus spartina
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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"[North C'arolina.] marsh-grass (marsh'gras), ». 1. Any grass that grows in marshes.— 2. Specifically, any grass of the genus Spartina, or cord-grass; also, ..."
2. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1902)
"... and in the first edition of his Species Plantarum (1768) he named two species, one of which was long ago removed to the genus Spartina Schreb. ..."
3. Memoir and Correspondence of the Late Sir James Edward Smith by James Edward Smith, Pleasance Reeve Smith (1832)
"I must adopt Schreber's genus Spartina, for Dactylis stricta: it is very distinct. Is not Spartina a good name, ..."
4. American Revisions and Additions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica by William Harrison De Puy (1891)
"CORD-GRASS, a common name of the grasses of the genus Spartina. Some of the species, on account of the toughness of their fiber, are used for making ropes. ..."
5. The Ocean, Atmosphere, and Life: Being the Second Series of a Descriptive by Elisée Reclus (1874)
"... Hooker has recognized twenty-five identical species of alga?. The genus Spartina presents the most singular contrasts in this respect. ..."
6. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark: To the by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Elliott Coues, Thomas Jefferson (1893)
"... United States with which Captain Clark compares the species he observed here are : cord-grass, a kind of marsh-grass of the genus Spartina ; foxtail, ..."