grass shrimp

noun

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grass%20shrimp. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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