flote grass

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flote grass (fləʊt)
 
n
an aquatic perennial grass, Glyceria fluitans, whose metre-long stems and pale green leaves are often seen floating in still or sluggish water. The related sweet grass (G. plicata) has broader, darker leaves and owes its name to the fact that cattle like to eat it
 
[C16: flote obsolete spelling of float]

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