Water lettuce
Water lettuce Wa"ter let"tuce (Bot.) A plant ({Pistia stratiotes}) which floats on tropical waters, and forms a rosette of spongy, wedge-shaped leaves. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). [1913 Webster]

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