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  1. any of several New World submersed aquatic plants of the genus Elodea, having numerous, usually whorled leaves.
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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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Examples from the Web for elodea

Historical Examples

  • Very many thanks about the Elodea, which case interests me much.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

  • To see this the whole leaf of Elodea, or a section of that of Vallisneria, may be used.

  • The bacterial dance is therefore evidence of the act of assimilation carried on by the Elodea leaf.

    Rustic Sounds

    Francis Darwin