Agassiz trawl

noun Ag·as·siz trawl \ˈa-gə-(ˌ)sē-\

Definition of Agassiz trawl

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of agassiz trawl

after Alexander Agassiz †1910 American zoologist

First Known Use: 1879

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