Elatine

noun Elat·i·ne \ə̇ˈlatənˌē\

Definition of Elatine

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Elatinaceae) of aquatic or amphibious creeping herbs having dimerous to tetramerous flowers

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Origin and Etymology of elatine

New Latin, from Latin, a kind of plant, from Greek elatinē, from feminine of elatinos of the silver fir, from elatē silver fir; perhaps akin to Armenian elevin cedar, Russian yalovets juniper


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