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[ih-loh-dee-uh] /ɪˈloʊ di ə/
any of several New World submersed aquatic plants of the genus Elodea, having numerous, usually whorled leaves.
Also called anacharis, ditchmoss, waterweed.
Origin of elodea
< New Latin (1803), equivalent to Greek (h)elṓd(ēs) marshy (derivative of hélos marsh; see -ode1) + New Latin -ea -ea Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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