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tape-grass

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Definition of tape-grass in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A submerged aquatic plant of the frogbit family, with narrow grass-like leaves. Also called ribbon-grass and (in North America) eelgrass.
  • 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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