turtle grass

noun

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

Examples of turtle grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Below me, the redfish and sea trout rocket around thick beds of marine turtle grass, making their own hunt for nourishment. Southern Living, "The Ultimate Guide to the Great Calusa Blueway," 12 July 2020 In a morning loop around Florida Bay, Davis points out acres of dead turtle grass, clouded waters, and vast clear flats where new sea-grass beds are taking hold. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Conservation Fight for Florida Water is Finally Seeing Progress," 6 Dec. 2019 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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First Known Use of turtle grass

1735, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jul 2020

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“Turtle grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turtle%20grass. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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