turtle grass
noun Date: 1735 a submerged monocotyledonous marine plant (Thalassia testudinum of the family Hydrocharitaceae) of the coasts of Florida and the West Indies having long ribbonlike leaves

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  • turtle grass — noun a submerged marine flowering plant found in the Caribbean, with long grass like leaves. [Thalassia testudinum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • turtle grass — noun 1. : eelgrass 1 2. : a submerged marine plant (Thalassia testudinum) of the family Hydrocharitaceae of the coasts of Florida and the West Indies with elongated linear leaves and dioecious flowers …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Alligator turtle — Turtle Tur tle, n. [Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box turtle — Turtle Tur tle, n. [Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • green turtle — Turtle Tur tle, n. [Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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