Definition of Genus zostera
1. Noun. (or in some classifications family Zosteraceae) small genus of widely distributed marine plants.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Potamogetonaceae, Pondweed Family, Potamogetonaceae
Member holonyms: Eelgrass, Grass Wrack, Sea Wrack, Zostera Marina
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Literary usage of Genus zostera
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1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... In the seas which border Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and also in the West Indies and Australia. They consist of the genus Zostera, and four or uve ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1801)
"761, which dissipates much doubt that had been attached to that figure, 7. Dr. Smith, according to his observations in E. В., brings the genus Zostera^ ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The genus Zostera (from the Greek, referring to the ribbon-like leaves), comprises six species, of which two besides the eel-grass are found in America. ..."
4. Nature and Science on the Pacific Coast: A Guide-book for Scientific by Pacific Coast Committee (1915)
"The genus Phyllospadix represents this element on our exposed coasts and the genus Zostera in quiet waters. ..."
5. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"... embryos is shown in the remarkable construction of the embryo in the genus Zostera. Here the portion of the embryo which exhibits further development in ..."
6. Annals of Botany by Carl Dietrich Eberhard König, John Sims (1806)
"The error that coupled these two plants together is briefly this : Linnaeus constituted his genus Zostera from the common ..."