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tape grass

noun
1.
a freshwater plant, Vallisneria spiralis, that has long, ribbonlike leaves and grows under water.
Also called eelgrass, wild celery.
Origin of tape grass
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for tape grass

tape grass

noun
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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