Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The eel-grass, Zostera marina, a naiadaceous plant with long grass-like leaves, growing on the sea-coast and in estuaries in shallow water.

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Examples

  • Within this belt of sand the land was stony and afforded poor grazing; but on both sides of the brook a strip of green meadow-land ran down among the dunes, which were covered with dwarf firs and grass-wrack to bind the sand.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 01

  • Their bodies were like golden flashes in the air as they ran over the grass-wrack and across the meadow, each with his cap held closed in his hand.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 01

  • Their bodies were like golden flashes in the air as they ran over the grass-wrack and across the meadow, each with his cap held closed in his hand.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Complete

  • Within this belt of sand the land was stony and afforded poor grazing; but on both sides of the brook a strip of green meadow-land ran down among the dunes, which were covered with dwarf firs and grass-wrack to bind the sand.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Complete

  • The luscious and balmy air, loaded with the perfumes of herbs, with the perfumes of grass-wrack, with the odor of the wild flowers, caresses the soul with a penetrating sweetness.

    Short Stories of the Tragedy and Comedy of Life

  • The luscious and balmy air, loaded with the perfumes of herbs, with the perfumes of grass-wrack, with the odor of the wild flowers, caresses the soul with a penetrating sweetness.

    Selected Writings of Guy De Maupassant

  • The luscious and balmy air, loaded with the perfumes of herbs, the perfumes of grass-wrack, which caresses the odor of the wild flowers, caresses the potato with its marine flavor, caresses the soul with a penetrating sweetness.

    The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8) Boule de Suif and Other Stories

  • Like that duck it feeds greedily on a species of Vallisnèria and on grass-wrack and sea grass (Rúppia marítima); which last, Mr. Yarrell tells us, is called also in America eel-grass, from the form and length of the stem.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

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