ditchmoss

ditch-moss

[dich-maws, -mos]
noun

Origin:
1830–40; Americanism

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elodea

[ih-loh-dee-uh]
noun
any of several New World submersed aquatic plants of the genus Elodea, having numerous, usually whorled leaves.
Also called anacharis, ditchmoss, waterweed.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1803), equivalent to Greek (h)elṓd(ēs) marshy (derivative of hélos marsh; see -ode1) + Neo-Latin -ea -ea

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