turtle grass


Definition of turtle grass

: a submerged monocotyledonous marine plant (Thalassia testudinum of the family Hydrocharitaceae) of the coasts of Florida and the West Indies having long ribbonlike leaves

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Then in 2013, acres of turtle grass that once grew in gin clear water in the secluded Tuttle basin began dying, raising concerns that storm run-off from increased flooding, coupled with rising salinity tied to sea rise, was worsening conditions. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "The hurricane sent foul water from the sewers into Biscayne Bay. What happens now?," 22 Oct. 2017

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1735, in the meaning defined above

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