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Related to eelgrass: Zostera marina
1. Any of several submersed marine plants of the genus Zostera, having straplike leaves and found along northern and southern temperate coasts worldwide.
2. Any of several submersed freshwater plants of the genus Vallisneria, having long flat or twisted leaves and often grown as aquarium plants. Also called tape grass, wild celery.
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1. (Plants) any of several perennial submerged marine plants of the genus Zostera, esp Z. marina, having grasslike leaves: family Zosteraceae
2. (Plants) another name for tape grass
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a marine pondweed, Zostera marina, having ribbony, grasslike leaves.
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|Noun||1.||eelgrass - submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coasts|
genus Zostera, Zostera - (or in some classifications family Zosteraceae) small genus of widely distributed marine plants
|2.||eelgrass - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia|
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