Examples of plankton in a sentence
fish that feed mainly on plankton
Origin and Etymology of plankton
German, from Greek, neuter of planktos drifting, from plazesthai to wander, drift, middle voice of plazein to drive astray; akin to Latin plangere to strike — more at plaint
First Known Use: 1889
PLANKTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plankton for English Language Learners
: the very small animal and plant life in an ocean, lake, etc.
PLANKTON Defined for Kids
Definition of plankton for Students
: the tiny floating plants and animals of a body of water
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