from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.