Rup·​pia | \ ˈrəpēə \

Definition of Ruppia

: a small genus of widely distributed submerged marine herbs (family Hydrocharitaceae) having capillary stems, slender alternate leaves, and monoecious flowers destitute of perianth — see ditch grass

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First Known Use of Ruppia

1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ruppia

New Latin, from Heinrich B. Ruppius (Rupp) †1719 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Ruppia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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