Grass wrack
Wrack Wrack, n. [OE. wrak wreck. See {Wreck}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wreck; ruin; destruction. [Obs.] --Chaucer. ``A world devote to universal wrack.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

2. Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially plants of the genera {Fucus}, {Laminaria}, and {Zostera}, which are most abundant on northern shores. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Coarse seaweed of any kind. [1913 Webster]

{Wrack grass}, or {Grass wrack} (Bot.), eelgrass. [1913 Webster]


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  • Grass wrack — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grass wrack — noun submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coasts • Syn: ↑eelgrass, ↑sea wrack, ↑Zostera marina • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • grass-wrack — /ˈgras ræk/ (say grahs rak) noun any species of the genus Zostera, a grass like marine flowering plant …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wrack grass — Wrack Wrack, n. [OE. wrak wreck. See {Wreck}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wreck; ruin; destruction. [Obs.] Chaucer. A world devote to universal wrack. Milton. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] 2. Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially plants… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrack — Wrack, n. [OE. wrak wreck. See {Wreck}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wreck; ruin; destruction. [Obs.] Chaucer. A world devote to universal wrack. Milton. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] 2. Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially plants of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass — Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bird — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass cloth — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass finch — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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