tape grass

From 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
      with tape.
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   2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve
      as a tapeline; as, a steel tape.
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   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.
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