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tape grass Syllabification: tape grass

Definition of tape grass in English:


A submerged aquatic plant of the frog’s-bit family, with narrow grasslike leaves. Also called eelgrass and ribbon grass.
  • Genus Vallisneria, family Hydrocharitaceae: several species
Example sentences
  • The tape-grass has long, narrow, strap-like leaves, and it can form dense, perennial stands in still or slowly moving waters.
  • Vallisneria spiralis, or tape grass, produces new plantlets at the base of existing specimens; these may be removed and replanted.
  • Tape grass is remarkable for the manner in which it reproduces.

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