seagrass

noun

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

Examples of seagrass in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seagrass was in 1578

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“Seagrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seagrass. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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