1. [syn: prairie cordgrass, freshwater cordgrass, slough grass, Spartina pectinmata]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. --Milton.
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,
Slough grass (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for
grasses of the genus Muhlenbergia; -- called also drop
seed, and nimble Will.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous
margins and glumes with long awns [syn: prairie
cordgrass, freshwater cordgrass, slough grass,