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 for Slough grass
From 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.
        --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He's here stuck in a slough.          --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.]
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Slough grass (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for
        grasses of the genus Muhlenbergia; -- called also drop
        seed, and nimble Will.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  slough grass
      n 1: North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous
           margins and glumes with long awns [syn: prairie
           cordgrass, freshwater cordgrass, slough grass,
           Spartina pectinmata]

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