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seagrass

Syllabification: sea·grass
Pronunciation: /ˈsēɡras
 
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Definition of seagrass in English:

noun

A grasslike plant that lives in or close to the sea, especially eelgrass.
  • Genera Cymodocea (family Cymodoceaceae), Zostera (family Zosteraceae), and others
Example sentences
  • Autecological studies on seagrasses have documented that seagrass distribution is strongly related to physiology and growth characteristics, including water depth and salinity zonation.
  • Some are herbivores, grazing on the filamentous algae covering coral reefs, and a few eat seagrasses and algae on reef flats.
  • The nutrient-enriched water causes an explosive growth of tiny plants and animals that coat the leaves of the seagrasses.

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