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Canadian pondweed

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Definition of Canadian pondweed in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An invasive aquatic American plant which has become naturalized in Europe and is grown in aquaria and ponds.
  • Elodea canadensis, family Hydrocharitaceae
Example sentences
  • Weed growth tends to be lush in established pits with gravel bars providing clear oases in the desert of Canadian pondweed.
  • For example, you can remove sizeable quantities of Canadian pondweed from the surface by raking it or by removing it by hand.
  • Firstly, if it's Canadian pondweed it can drift; I've spent many an hour raking a swim in the past only to find that it's completely covered over again the next day!

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