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grass sponge

noun
1.
a large, dark brown, commercial sponge, Spongia graminea, of Florida, the West Indies, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Origin of grass sponge
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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  • This is one of the species of sponges of the third commercial grade, which bear the trade-name of "grass-sponge."

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

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