Definition of elodea in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛlə(ʊ)ˈdiːə/
Pronunciation: /ɪˈləʊdɪə/


[mass noun]
An aquatic plant of a genus that includes Canadian pondweed.
  • Genus Elodea, family Hydrocharitaceae.
Example sentences
  • A couple of oxygenates are anacharis, and elodea.
  • The algae-rich water teems with tadpoles, elodea, and finger-size fish.
  • If the vegetation is primarily coontail or elodea, the stocking rates should be doubled.


Modern Latin, from Greek helōdēs 'marshy'.

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