eelgrass

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

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

Nearby words

  1. eejit,
  2. eek,
  3. eel,
  4. eel, electric,
  5. eelblenny,
  6. eelpout,
  7. eelworm,
  8. eensy-weensy,
  9. eent,
  10. eeny

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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