grass shrimp


Definition of grass shrimp

1 : any of several slender shrimps (genus Hippolyte) common among eelgrass along the Pacific coast of North America
2 : 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 5 Jul. 2022.

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