grass shrimp


: any of several slender shrimps (genus Hippolyte) common among eelgrass along the Pacific coast of North America
: a small transparent freshwater shrimp (genus Palaemonetes) of the southeastern U.S. that is often used as fishing bait

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“Grass shrimp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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