Agassiz trawl

noun
Ag·​as·​siz trawl | \ ˈa-gə-(ˌ)sē- \

Definition of Agassiz trawl

: a dredge that consists of a heavy rectangular iron frame to which is fitted the mouth of a bag of stout netting and that is used in collecting plankton

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First Known Use of Agassiz trawl

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agassiz trawl

after Alexander Agassiz †1910 American zoologist

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“Agassiz trawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agassiz%20trawl. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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