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 Elōdea genus name from Greek helōdēs marshy from helos marsh
New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἕλος (elos, “marsh-meadow”)