- a freshwater plant, Vallisneria spiralis, that has long, ribbonlike leaves and grows under water.
Origin of tape grass
First recorded in 1810–20
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- 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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