mariculture (s) (noun)
, maricultures (pl)
The cultivation of marine organisms in their natural environment: The mariculture
of oysters or fish in sea water for commercial purposes is quite widespread.
Mariculture is a kind of aquaculture in a marine setting in which the cultivation of marine animals is achieved under controlled conditions for the intention of providing food for humans.
Produced or yielded by or in the sea: Many marigenous and edible animals or plants grow in the ocean and provide people with food.
marigram (s) (noun)
, marigrams (pl)
A graphic representation of the rise and fall of tides: A marigram is presented in the form of a curve, the height is expressed by ordinates and the time exemplified by the abscissas (value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis).
marigraph (s) (noun)
, marigraphs (pl)
An instrument for automatically recording the rise and fall of the tide; a tide gage: Mr. Thompson used a special device called a marigraph to show his students how the tide levels changed during their excursion to the ocean.
marina (s) (noun)
, marinas (pl)
A small body of water with moorings for small crafts and boats: Mr. Hathaway led to the way to his private harbor or marina where he kept his yachts.
marinade (s) (noun)
, marinades (pl)
1. A liquid or paste made with seasoned ingredients: Vinegar, wine, oil, spices, and herbs, are used in a marinade in which food is soaked or allowed to stand to give extra flavor and tenderness before cooking.
2. Etymology: from French marinade, "spiced vinegar" or "brine for pickling"; from French mariner, "to pickle in (sea) brine"; from Old French marin, "of the sea"; from Latin marinus.
, marinates; marinated; marinated
To have a seasoned mixture steep or soak into food for extra flavoring: Mr. Rawson marinated the turkey first before putting it into the oven for baking.
marine (s) (noun)
, marines (pl)
1. A soldier who serves on a naval installation or on a ship: The marines were enlisted to do work either on board a vessel or at the dockyards.
2. A member of the U.S. Marine Corps: As a marine, John had to travel to many countries in the world and was in charge of the naval affairs of his ship.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the sea: After completing high school, Albert wanted to study marine
biology at the local college because he was very interested in ocean life.
2. Concerning something native to, inhabiting, or formed by the sea: Some marine
animals could be seen at the zoo in Tim's city.
3. Pertaining to naval matters or to shipping: The captain of the cargo ship had to recheck the marine
insurance plan before starting the long voyage.
There were several marine accidents that were reported to have taken place in the harbor that year.
4. A reference to organisms in the sea or ocean: Jack found many marine or aquatic plants for his collection which he needed for his biology class.
5. Concerning artistry illustrating ocean scenes: Many marine artists came every year to the picturesque harbor in Nova Scotia to paint the seaside.
marine abrasion (s) (noun)
, marine abrasions (pl)
The erosion of the sea floor by the movement of wave-agitated sediment; wave erosion: In geology, tidal waves and rolling water in oceans cause marine abrasion, which wears or grinds down the deposits and residue on the bottom of ocean waters.
marine biocycle (s) (noun)
, marine biocycles (pl)
A division of the biosphere that includes all marine organisms: Marine bicycles include all the living creatures that live in the oceans or seas.
marine biologist (s) (noun)
, marine biologists (pl)
An individual who specializes in the branch of the living organisms that inhabit the sea: Jim's uncle was a marine biologist who spent much of his life either in the water engrossed in rare fish or in front of his computer reading about the newest discoveries in ocean life.
marine biology (s) (noun) (no pl)
A branch of biology that deals with the living organisms that inhabit the sea: Since Mary lived near the ocean, she wanted to study marine biology and learn as much as possible about life in the vastness of the Pacific.
marine biomass (s) (noun) (no pl)
A collective term for all organic substances of marine origin: Marine biomass can be exemplified by large seaweeds which are utilised in producing the manufactured kelp.
marine climate (s) (noun)
, marine climates (pl)
Regional weather that is influenced primarily by the sea: oceanic climate; maritime climate: In comparison to a continental climate, marine climate
is found typically on the west coast in the middle latitudes and has mild summers and cool, but not cold, winters.
Marine climate occurs where the prevailing winds blow onshore and is characterized by a limited range in temperature with few extremes.
Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "sea" and the "ocean" bodies of water:
batho-, bathy- (depth);
bentho- (deep, depth);
halio-, halo- (salt or "the sea");
necto-, nekto- (swimming);
pelago- (sea, ocean);
thalasso- (sea, ocean).