a composite plant, Solidago sempervirens, of eastern and southern North America, having a thick stem and large, branched, one-sided terminal clusters of yellow flowers, flourishing on sea beaches or salt marshes.
- Beach grass
any of several erect, strongly rooted grasses, especially of the genus Ammophila, common on exposed sandy shores and dunes. Historical Examples The beach grass, I noticed, resembled the buffalo grass of the plains. Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast Samuel Adams Drake The beach grass was rooted everywhere in the hillocks next the […]
the area that is the first objective of a military force landing on an enemy shore. a secure initial position that has been gained and can be used for further advancement; foothold: The company has won a beachhead in the personal computer market. Contemporary Examples Now, having secured the beachhead, he has to hold it […]
Neo-Melanesian. a pidgin language based on English and spoken in Melanesia, New Guinea, and NE Australia. noun an English-based creole language spoken in Vanuatu and Fiji, and formerly much more widespread Also called Biche-la-mar noun an English-based creole language widely spoken in the SW Pacific, with borrowings from other languages, esp Motu Also called Beach-la-Mar
a bull fur seal having its own territory in the breeding grounds. Historical Examples Commander Powell, of the Vesuvius, as beachmaster was indefatigable in his exertions. The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell