grass sponge


noun

a large, dark brown, commercial sponge, Spongia graminea, of Florida, the West Indies, and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Origin of grass sponge

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Example sentences from the Web for grass sponge

  • This is one of the species of sponges of the third commercial grade, which bear the trade-name of "grass-sponge."

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