eelgrass
noun Date: 1790 1. a submerged long-leaved monocotyledonous marine plant (Zostera marina) that is found especially in coastal temperate waters and whose dried stems and leaves are used especially as packing material in woven goods 2. tape grass

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  • Eelgrass — can refer to two different plants: *Marine eelgrass Zostera *Freshwater eelgrass Vallisneria …   Wikipedia

  • Eelgrass — Eel grass , n. (Bot.) A plant ({Zostera marina}), with very long and narrow leaves, growing abundantly in shallow bays along the North Atlantic coast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eelgrass — ☆ eelgrass [ēl′gras΄ ] n. 1. a flowering plant (Zostera marina) of the pondweed family, that grows underwater and has long, grasslike leaves 2. TAPE GRASS …   English World dictionary

  • eelgrass — Zostera os te*ra, n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the {Naiadace[ae]}, or Pondweed family. {Zostera marina} is commonly known as {sea wrack}, and {eelgrass}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eelgrass — /eel gras , grahs /, n. 1. a grasslike marine plant, Zostera marina, having ribbonlike leaves. 2. See tape grass. [1780 90, Amer.; EEL + GRASS] * * * ▪ plant       any of two different groups of ribbonlike aquatic plants. Vallisneria species… …   Universalium

  • eelgrass — a submerged aquatic plant (Zostera marina) of the North American Atlantic coast with very long and narrow leaves …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • eelgrass — noun A plant (), with very long and narrow leaves, growing abundantly in shallow bays along the North Atlantic coast …   Wiktionary

  • eelgrass — 1) gearless 2) largesse …   Anagrams dictionary

  • eelgrass — noun 1》 a marine plant with long ribbon like leaves. [Zostera marina.] 2》 a submerged aquatic plant with narrow, grass like leaves. [Genus Valisneria.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • eelgrass — eel•grass [[t]ˈilˌgræs, ˌgrɑs[/t]] n. pln a marine pondweed, Zostera marina, having ribbony, grasslike leaves • Etymology: 1780–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

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