sea·​grass | \ ˈsē-ˌgras How to pronounce seagrass (audio) \

Definition of seagrass

: any of various submerged monocotyledonous plants (such as eelgrass, tape grass, and turtle grass) of tropical to temperate usually shallow coastal waters that have narrow grasslike leaves and often form dense underwater meadows

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Recent Examples on the Web Over time, seagrass meadows build up in layers, locking carbon in several-meter-thick mats that can persist for thousands of years. Ashley Braun, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 July 2021 Starch levels inside the seagrass’s amyloplasts dropped precipitously. Ashley Braun, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 July 2021 Remaining beds contain about 10 percent of the original amount of seagrass. Kevin Spear,, 20 Aug. 2021 Loss of seagrass due to worsening pollution appears to be the primary culprit driving the state's most famous mammal to the brink. Arkansas Online, 9 July 2021 The spot is a popular winter destination for Florida's manatees, thanks, in part, to its 150 miles of seagrass. Kelli Bender,, 13 July 2021 Without an ample seagrass supply, manatees can become malnourished and eventually starve to death. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 12 July 2021 During a recent boat outing in the lagoon, fishing guide Paul Fafeita said, a pristine area once full of seagrass and marine life was barren. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, 23 June 2021 See our edit of traditional seagrass baskets, minimal jewelry organizers, quirky bins (how sweet is the turtle?), and extra-large woven baskets for cozy blankets to keep alongside the couch. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of seagrass

1578, in the meaning defined above

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8 Oct 2021

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“Seagrass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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