tape grass

noun

Definition of tape grass

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

called also eelgrass, wild celery

First Known Use of tape grass

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Tape grass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tape%20grass. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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