Definition of elodea in US English:

elodea

noun

  • An aquatic plant of a genus that includes the ornamental waterweeds.

    Genus Elodea, family Hydrocharitaceae

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A couple of oxygenates are anacharis, and elodea.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek helōdēs ‘marshy’.

Pronunciation

elodea

/iˈlōdēə/