Definition of eelgrass in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈiːlgrɑːs


[mass noun]
  • 1A marine plant with long ribbon-like leaves which grows in European coastal waters.
    • Zostera marina, family Zosteraceae
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    • 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.

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