Definition of Elatine
: 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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