Vallisneria

noun
Val·​lis·​ne·​ria | \ ˌvalə̇ˈsnirēə, -lə̇zˈn- \

Definition of Vallisneria

: a genus of submerged aquatic plants (family Hydrocharitaceae) with ribbonlike leaves and pistillate spathes on long finally spiral scapes

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History and Etymology for Vallisneria

New Latin, from Antonio Vallisnieri †1730 Italian naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Vallisneria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vallisneria. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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