1. [syn: tape grass, eelgrass, wild celery, Vallisneria spiralis]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tape \Tape\, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. Tapestry,
1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven
fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied
2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve
as a tapeline; as, a steel tape.
Red tape. See under Red.
Tape grass (Bot.), a plant (Vallisneria spiralis) with
long ribbonlike leaves, growing in fresh or brackish
water; -- called also fresh-water eelgrass, and, in
Maryland, wild celery.
Tape needle. See Bodkin, n., 4.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World
and Australia [syn: tape grass, eelgrass, wild
celery, Vallisneria spiralis]