eel grass

eelgrass

[eel-gras, -grahs]
noun
1.
a grasslike marine plant, Zostera marina, having ribbonlike leaves.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism; eel + grass

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eelgrass (ˈiːlˌɡrɑːs)
 
n
1.  any of several perennial submerged marine plants of the genus Zostera, esp Z. marina, having grasslike leaves: family Zosteraceae
2.  another name for tape grass

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