any of a genus (Elodea) of submerged water plants of the frog's-bit family, with whorls of short, grasslike leaves: often used in aquariums because it releases large amounts of oxygen
Origin of elodeaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek hel?d?s, swampy ; from helos, a swamp ; from Indo-European base an unverified form selos- from source Sanskrit sáras-, a lake, pool
Any of various small, submersed plants of the genus Elodea, having narrow, whorled or opposite leaves and small axillary flowers.
Origin of elodeaNew Latin El&omacron;dea, genus name, from Greek hel&omacron;d&emacron;s, marshy, from helos, marsh.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἕλος (elos, “marsh-meadow”)