elodea


elo·dea

noun \i-ˈlō-dē-ə\

Definition of ELODEA

:  any of a small American genus (Elodea) of submerged aquatic monocotyledonous herbs

Origin of ELODEA

New Latin, genus name, from Greek helōdēs marshy, from helos marsh; akin to Sanskrit saras pond
First Known Use: circa 1868

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