sea grape


: a tree (Coccoloba uvifera) of the buckwheat family that inhabits sandy shores from Florida to South America, has rounded leaves, and bears clusters of purple to whitish edible berries

Examples of sea grape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, there were hermit crabs and lizards creeping among the sea grapes, as there had been for millions of years, and wild cotton along the edges of the cliffs. Carina Del Valle Schorske, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 The sky is often uncannily blue, the vegetation (palms, sea grapes, jacarandas) a startling green. Alice Newell-Hanson Stefan Ruiz, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2024 Popular miles of coastline include Preacher’s Cave, where grassy paths dotted with sea grapes set the scene for a perfect picnic, and Lighthouse Beach, where pink sand sits below a lighthouse perched above the ocean. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2024 Most likely, the cold has heavily damaged your sea grape and may be dead to the ground. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 25 Mar. 2023 Every sea grape scientists have looked at (every member of the genus Molgula to be specific) carries a massive infection of Nephromyces in its renal sac. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 24 Aug. 2010 The host for this peculiar creature is a tiny animal known as the sea grape. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 24 Aug. 2010 That memory encouraged her to add sea grape–shaped wall sconces throughout the hallway. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2022 Also, how does the sea grape benefit from the community inside its body, if at all? Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 26 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea grape was in 1806

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“Sea grape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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