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yellow sponge

[DAB idem 1877→; cf. YALLER 2] n. a yellow or brownish short-fibered commercial sponge, Spongia officinalis barbara: 1836 A specimen of Yellow Sponge... from the western side of Andros Island, near the American settle-ment (Journal 118). Yellow sponge-tough and good (Wyannie Malone Museum, Hopetown). We hook grass and yellow when they on the bottom (Andros). (Gen.)

1454. yaller

Tags: animal, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-08 15:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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