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Slough grass

Slough \Slough\, n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sl[=o]h a hollow place; cf. MHG. sl[=u]ch an abyss, gullet, G. schlucken to swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug to swallow. Gr. ????? to hiccough, to sob.]

  1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.

    He's here stuck in a slough.

  2. [Pronounced sl[=oo].] A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.

    Note: [In this sense local or provincial; also spelt sloo, and slue.]

    Slough grass (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for grasses of the genus Muhlenbergia; -- called also drop seed, and nimble Will.

slough grass

n. North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous margins and glumes with long awns [syn: prairie cordgrass, freshwater cordgrass, Spartina pectinmata]

Usage examples of "slough grass".

The ingredients are a closely guarded secret, but Master Li once told me they included cassia, ginseng, dry ginger, magnolia, broomrape, angelica, plumeless thistle, kikio root, Chinese pepper, japonica, aconite seeds and root, slough grass, and cockscomb.