Naias

noun Na·ias \ˈnā|əs, ˈnī|, |ˌas\

Definition of Naias

  1. :  a genus (coextensive with the family Naiadaceae) of submerged aquatic plants that have filiform stems, sheathing leaves, and minute diclinous flowers with a double perianth

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Origin and Etymology of naias

New Latin Naiad-, Naias, from Latin naiad-, naias naiad


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