green sea

green sea
noun
: a solid wave of water coming aboard a ship

rolling 30 degrees and taking green seas aboard — Scientific American

— called also green water

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Naut.
a solid mass of water breaking over the bow or bulwark of a ship.
[1825-35, Amer.]

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