noun elo·dea \i-ˈlō-dē-ə\

Definition of elodea

  1. :  any of a small American genus (Elodea) of submerged aquatic monocotyledonous herbs

Origin and Etymology of elodea

New Latin, genus name, from Greek helōdēs marshy, from helos marsh; akin to Sanskrit saras pond

First Known Use: circa 1868

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