from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small, submersed herbs of the genus Elodea, having grasslike leaves.
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- n. Any of several underwater freshwater perennials, of the genus Elodea, that have grasslike leaves; ditchmoss or pondweed
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- n. submerged freshwater perennials
New Latin Elōdea, genus name, from Greek helōdēs, marshy, from helos, marsh.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)