elodea

[ ih-loh-dee-uh ]
/ ɪˈloʊ di ə /
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noun

any of several New World submersed aquatic plants of the genus Elodea, having numerous, usually whorled leaves.

Origin of elodea

< New Latin (1803), equivalent to Greek (h)elṓd(ēs) marshy (derivative of hélos marsh; see -ode1) + New Latin -ea -ea
Also called anacharis, ditchmoss, waterweed.
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