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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several submersed marine plants of the genus Zostera, having straplike leaves and found along northern and southern temperate coasts worldwide.
  • noun Any of several submersed freshwater plants of the genus Vallisneria, having long flat or twisted leaves and often grown as aquarium plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A grass-like naiadaceous marine plant, Zostera marina.
  • noun The wild celery, Vallisneria spiralis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A plant (Zostera marina), with very long and narrow leaves, growing abundantly in shallow bays along the North Atlantic coast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A plant (Zostera marina), with very long and narrow leaves, growing abundantly in shallow bays along the North Atlantic coast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coasts
  • noun submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia

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