Pontederia cordata
Pickerel Pick"er*el, n. [Dim. of {Pike}.] [Written also {pickerell}.] 1. A young or small pike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Bet [better] is, quoth he, a pike than a pickerel. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of freshwater fishes of the genus {Esox}, esp. the smaller species. (b) The glasseye, or wall-eyed pike. See {Wall-eye}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The federation, or chain, pickerel ({Esox reticulatus}) and the brook pickerel ({Esox Americanus}) are the most common American species. They are used for food, and are noted for their voracity. About the Great Lakes the pike is called pickerel. [1913 Webster]

{Pickerel weed} (Bot.), a blue-flowered aquatic plant ({Pontederia cordata}) having large arrow-shaped leaves. So called because common in slow-moving waters where pickerel are often found. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pontederia cordata — ID 66861 Symbol Key POCO14 Common Name pickerelweed Family Pontederiaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Pontederia cordata — noun American plant having spikes of blue flowers and growing in shallow water of streams and ponds • Syn: ↑pickerelweed, ↑pickerel weed, ↑wampee • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pontederia Cordata — L. Pickerel weed (E). The seeds are edible raw, dried, or boiled, and can be made into flour …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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  • Pontederia cordata L. var. lanceolata (Nutt.) Griseb. — Symbol POCO14 Synonym Symbol POCOL Botanical Family Pontederiaceae …   Scientific plant list

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