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tape grass

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  1. a freshwater plant, Vallisneria spiralis, that has long, ribbonlike leaves and grows under water.

Origin of tape grass

First recorded in 1810–20
Also called eelgrass, wild celery.
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British Dictionary definitions for tape grass

tape grass

  1. any of several submerged freshwater plants of the genus Vallisneria, esp V. spiralis, of warm temperate regions, having ribbon-like leaves: family Hydrocharitaceae
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