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

Definition of Vallisneria

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

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Origin and Etymology of vallisneria

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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