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eel·grass

 (ēl′grăs′)
n.
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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eelgrass

(ˈiːlˌɡrɑːs)
n
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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eel•grass

(ˈilˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs)

n.
a marine pondweed, Zostera marina, having ribbony, grasslike leaves.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eelgrass - submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coastseelgrass - 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
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
2.eelgrass - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaveseelgrass - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia
genus Vallisneria, Vallisneria - eelgrass; eel grass
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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The average water temperatures of 30-days periods prior to the eelgrass sampling ranged from 9 to 21.1[degrees]C (the studied time period was from April to September).
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/02/underwater-fairy-rings-baltic_n_4703704.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News) Huffington Post reports that the odd-looking rings made up of green eelgrass which measure up to 15 metres wide were seen in the Baltic waters in Mon Island of Denmark.
Zostera marina also known as eelgrass is a relevant sea-grass species, which supplies significant amounts of organic materials to food webs in shallow coastal environments and provides habitat (in bays, lagoons, or estuaries) for many fishes and their larvae [1].
(Zosteraceae; marine eelgrass) relies on clonal growth and sexual reproduction [18, 19].
There was the guy who decided to propose in the glowing eelgrass, the family who showed up with a crying 8-year-old and left with him shrieking about the best day of his life, and the elderly couple who capsized almost directly off the dock and later wrote a thank-you letter for the soaking.
Spiny and short-snouted seahorses are our native species and live in eelgrass in Studland Bay, Dorset.
Experiments with eelgrass meadows in shallow inlets on the west coast of Sweden are now showing that climate change can exacerbate the negative effects of losing sensitive species, and that the insurance effect of biodiversity may be weaker than what we typically assume.
The construction process was designed to remove more than 2177 Mg (2,400 tons) of contaminated soil from the coastline, and eelgrass was planted to expand the local salmon habitats.
"The Eelgrass Meadow" is a collection of poetry from Robin Chapman, who blends academia with thought to create a unique flavor of work.
Photosynthetic responses of eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) to light and sediment sulfide in a shallow barrier island lagoon.
Worcester (1995) conducted dye diffusion experiments nearly identical to those of this study, reporting decreased advection within eelgrass beds with low shoot density in low currents.
The permit for operation will soon expire and the report discusses the impacts of the operations on the estero's ecosystem, especially on benthic/palagic coupling, eelgrass, fish, harbor seals, nonnative species, birds, and economics, recreation, and aesthetics, to help in the decision of whether to extend the mariculture lease beyond 2012.