Zos·​te·​ra | \ zäˈstirə \

Definition of Zostera

: a small genus of widely distributed marine plants (family Potamogetonaceae) with branching stems, distichous leaves, and monoecious flowers that are borne in a spadix — see eelgrass

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History and Etymology for Zostera

New Latin, from Greek zōstēr girdle, a seaweed

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“Zostera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zostera. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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