Definition of eelgrass in English:


Line breaks: eel|grass
Pronunciation: /ˈiːlɡrɑːs


[mass noun]
1A marine plant with long ribbon-like leaves which grows in European coastal waters.
  • Zostera marina, family Zosteraceae
More example sentences
  • During the spring migration (February-April), they are widespread and can be found almost anywhere that eelgrass grows, especially at Dungeness and West Sequim Bay.
  • Boulders gave way to eelgrass over sand in 15m then, at 24m, the eelgrass grew sparse.
  • Turtlegrass was obtained from oligotrophic waters near Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas; eelgrass was collected from a eutrophic environment in Monterey Bay, California.
2 North American term for tape-grass.

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