hydrilla

noun
hy·dril·la | \ hī-ˈdri-lə \

Definition of hydrilla 

: a freshwater aquatic Asian plant (Hydrilla verticillata of the Hydrocharitaceae family) that has small narrow leaves growing in whorls of three to eight around stems which become heavily branched near the water surface

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Topwaters work over the beds, above hydrilla and coontail that has not topped out and along hard edges like seawalls and riprap banks. Joe Songer, AL.com, "See video of a turkey hunter calling up a bobcat," 30 Apr. 2018 To get the Kissimmee grass and hydrilla to grow back, the lake level needs to be 11 feet. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Despite warm temperatures, bass are still spawning and creating some thrilling fishing," 1 June 2018 In 2013, for example, Seminole took over the management of Lake Howell, a 391-acre water body near Casselberry, that for years was filled with hydrilla and other invasive plants. Martin E. Comas, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Army of volunteers wade through muddy waters to keep Seminole lakes clear," 17 Mar. 2018 Sam Rayburn - Bass are good on Rat-L-Traps over submerged hydrilla. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: March 16," 15 Mar. 2018 Areas that clear first are typically those that are well away from muddy creek inflows, and those that are surrounded by hydrilla and coontail, which tend to suck the mud out of the water and clarify it. Joe Songer, AL.com, "63 amazing big buck photos taken by Alabama hunters this season," 15 Feb. 2018 Eagles prey on American coots, which dine almost exclusively on hydrilla, the Post reported. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Invasive weed known as ‘serial killer of eagles’ back in Lake Norman | Charlotte Observer," 15 Feb. 2018 Deep hydrilla has held good fish on worms and jigs. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: March 11," 10 Mar. 2018 Flats with lots of stumps and blowdowns, or with hydrilla, lily pads and other vegetation, are particularly attractive. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "NASCAR Daytona qualifying, Auto Parts Clash live stream, TV, time, lineup," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hydrilla

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrilla

New Latin, probably from Latin Hydra Hydra

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