Tape grass
Tape Tape, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. {Tapestry}, {Tippet}.] 1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape. [1913 Webster]

2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tape grass — ☆ tape grass n. any of several submerged, freshwater, flowering plants (genus Vallisneria) of the frog s bit family, with elongated, ribbonlike leaves …   English World dictionary

  • tape grass — noun submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia • Syn: ↑eelgrass, ↑wild celery, ↑Vallisneria spiralis • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic pla …   Useful english dictionary

  • tape-grass — spiralinė valisnerija statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Vallisneria spiralis angl. coiled vallisneria; eel grass; eel weed; tape grass vok. echte Sumpfschraube; Schrauben Vallisnerie; Wasserschraube rus. валлиснерия спиральная lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • tape-grass — valisnerija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Vandenplūkiniai – Hydrocharitaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Vallisneria angl. tape grass; wild celery vok. Vallisnerie; Wasserschraube rus. валлиснерия lenk. nurzaniec; walisneria …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • tape grass — noun Date: circa 1818 any of several submerged aquatic monocotyledonous plants (genus Vallisneria of the family Hydrocharitaceae) with long ribbonlike leaves called also eelgrass, wild celery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tape grass — a freshwater plant, Vallisneria spiralis, that has long, ribbonlike leaves and grows under water. Also called eelgrass, wild celery. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • tape-grass — /ˈteɪp gras/ (say tayp grahs) noun a submerged aquatic plant with narrow leaves, Vallisneria spiralis, family Hydrocharitaceae, of warm temperate regions and frequently grown in aquariums …   Australian English dictionary

  • tape-grass family — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : vallisneriaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tape — Tape, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. {Tapestry}, {Tippet}.] 1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape. [1913 Webster] 2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tape needle — Tape Tape, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. {Tapestry}, {Tippet}.] 1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape. [1913 Webster] 2. A tapeline; also, a metallic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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