eelgrass

[ eel-gras, -grahs ]
/ ˈilˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs /

noun

a grasslike marine plant, Zostera marina, having ribbonlike leaves.

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Origin of eelgrass

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; eel + grass

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British Dictionary definitions for eelgrass

eelgrass
/ (ˈiːlˌɡrɑːs) /

noun

any of several perennial submerged marine plants of the genus Zostera, esp Z. marina, having grasslike leaves: family Zosteraceae
another name for tape grass
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