Agassiz trawl

noun

Ag·​as·​siz trawl
ˈa-gə-(ˌ)sē-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after Alexander Agassiz †1910 American zoologist

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agassiz trawl was in 1879

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“Agassiz trawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agassiz%20trawl. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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