from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The animals and plants of the ocean considered collectively and in contrast with the animals and plants of fresh water and those of the land.


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  • (n): the collective life of the sea.

    One wonders if that includes those tropical drift fruits and seeds, collectively known as sea beans, that originate in distant lands, ride the ocean currents for months or years, and eventually sink or wash up on distant shores?

    January 1, 2009