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n. Any of various grass-like marine plants that grow underwater in salt water.


n. any of various seaweeds that grow underwater in shallow beds; "seagrass provides a protective environment in which young fish can develop"


Seagrasses are flowering plants (angiosperms) belonging to four families ( Posidoniaceae, Zosteraceae, Hydrocharitaceae and Cymodoceaceae), all in the order Alismatales (in the class of monocotyledons), which grow in marine, fully saline environments. There are 12 genera with some 60 species known.

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Giordino quickly reached out and grabbed a handful of seagrass, pulling his unconscious burden toward a small, craterlike pocket on the bottom.

She had never known him to show any interest in food except to fill his stomach, and he had eaten platters of Thetan oysters or slabs of seagrass bread with equal indifference.

Overhead, hauling ropes linked the upper floors of the warehouses to the flat rooftops of the trader shops, festooned now with seagrasses as if decorated for a maritime festival.

And although Grindle and his family were eager to hear of his adventure through the Seagrass Plains and Shra's presentation to the Mother, Barsarbe was adamant that Raum needed sufficient rest before he could explain what had happened.

But there was nothing, and nothing came, and gradually the patches of seagrass became more distinct and ripples showed on the sandy bottom as it shelved slowly up from fifty to forty and then to thirty feet.