Definition of bath sponge in English:

bath sponge

Pronunciation /baTH spənj/ /bæθ spəndʒ/


  • A marine sponge of warm waters, the fibrous skeleton of which is used as a sponge for washing.

    Genera Spongia and Hippospongia, family Spongiidae

    ‘Sponges are everywhere: the Greek bath sponge, so dark we see them only when up close, and the verongia, golden-coloured sponges that grow to no more than 20 cm and are heavily concentrated on the rocky walls.’
    • ‘In other words, it was like a bath sponge which lets air or water pass from cell to cell.’
    • ‘Krystal ran her bath sponge over her body and started to sing along.’
    • ‘What you do is take a large bath sponge and securely fasten a stout piece of cord to it.’
    • ‘The Australian Institute of Marine Science has discovered more than 30 species of bath sponges in Torres Strait waters and is working to break into the lucrative global market.’