eelgrass

noun eel·grass \ ˈēl-ˌgras \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of eelgrass

1 : a submerged long-leaved monocotyledonous marine plant (Zostera marina) that is found especially in coastal temperate waters and whose dried stems and leaves are used especially as packing material in woven goods

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1790

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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