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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elodea

noun
submerged freshwater perennials 
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Elodea can be distinguished from other aquatic plants by the long-stalked, floating flowers.
Elodea is both a genus and a common name for a group of related plants.
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