- a grasslike marine plant, Zostera marina, having ribbonlike leaves.
- tape grass.
Origin of eelgrass
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Examples from the Web for eelgrass
The eelgrass of the river was supposed to yield eels in a similar fashion.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
Then in the eelgrass there was a funny isopod, called Caprella.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
Soon he was in the edge of the eelgrass and "catching crabs," first on one side, then on the other.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
Young lobsters have also been found in eelgrass and on sandy bottoms in shallow water.The Lobster Fishery of Maine.
John N. Cobb
The sides of the vessel below the water line were incrusted with barnacles and eelgrass fully six inches thick!Cappy Ricks
Peter B. Kyne
- 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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