tape grass


: any of several submerged aquatic monocotyledonous plants (genus Vallisneria of the family Hydrocharitaceae) with long ribbonlike leaves

called also eelgrass, wild celery

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tape grass was circa 1818

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“Tape grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tape%20grass. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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