seagrass

noun
sea·grass | \ˈsē-ˌgras \

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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In addition to cutting pollution from dirty lake water discharged to coasts to the north, the reservoir is intended to deliver clean water south to Florida Bay, where a 2015 and 2016 seagrass die-off spread across more than 60 square miles. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "$1.4 billion Everglades reservoir clears key hurdle. Is it enough to save the Glades? | Miami Herald," 8 Mar. 2018 Brooks found new chairs and helped Melanie select the dining room’s blue-green seagrass wall covering. Sally A. Downey, Philly.com, "Old combines with new in 1910 Craftsman house in Wynnewood," 3 July 2018 These slugs can then save seagrass beds from harmful algae that feeds on runoff from inland farms and cities. National Geographic, "As Predators Rebound, You're More Likely to See Alligators at the Beach," 8 May 2018 Sea otters in California are moving from open water into marshes and seagrass beds. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Alligators, sharks, coyotes reclaiming their old haunts. Get used to it, study says. | Charlotte Observer," 8 May 2018 Wells Beach — Wells Best for: Beach bar/food, beach/surf wheelchairs, families, fishing, surfing, swimming A 1.5-mile strand backed by dunes and seagrass, Wells Beach may be one of the most delightful recreational beaches in Southern Maine. BostonGlobe.com, "The 20 best beaches to visit in New England," 2 May 2018 The pool was downsized to make room for a thatched roof cabana—a second open-air living room for the family—and ample green space lush with feathery seagrass. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Inside Eberjey Co-Founder Ali Mejia’s Bright Miami Bungalow," 16 Apr. 2018 Furniture: Standefer and Alesch were surprised at the popularity of two pieces in particular: the oak and seagrass Seamoor chair, and the small hoof stools. Carl Swanson, The Cut, "The Store (It Would Seem) Is Not Dead (at Least for Now)," 16 May 2018 Irma also took a toll on Florida Bay, killing about 40 percent of mangroves, which could complicate the bay's recovery from a 2015 die-off that wiped out more than 60 square miles of seagrass. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Seven months later, Irma is still spreading misery in Keys canals and Florida Bay | Miami Herald," 10 May 2018

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1578, in the meaning defined above

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