water pennywort
Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]

{Marsh asphodel} (Bot.), a plant ({Nartheeium ossifragum}) with linear equitant leaves, and a raceme of small white flowers; -- called also {bog asphodel}.

{Marsh cinquefoil} (Bot.), a plant ({Potentilla palustris}) having purple flowers, and found growing in marshy places; marsh five-finger.

{Marsh elder}. (Bot.) (a) The guelder-rose or cranberry tree ({Viburnum Opulus}). (b) In the United States, a composite shrub growing in salt marshes ({Iva frutescens}).

{Marsh five-finger}. (Bot.) See {Marsh cinquefoil} (above).

{Marsh gas}. (Chem.) See under {Gas}.

{Marsh grass} (Bot.), a genus ({Spartina}) of coarse grasses growing in marshes; -- called also {cord grass}. The tall {Spartina cynosuroides} is not good for hay unless cut very young. The low {Spartina juncea} is a common component of salt hay.

{Marsh harrier} (Zo["o]l.), a European hawk or harrier ({Circus [ae]ruginosus}); -- called also {marsh hawk}, {moor hawk}, {moor buzzard}, {puttock}.

{Marsh hawk}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A hawk or harrier ({Circus cyaneus}), native of both America and Europe. The adults are bluish slate above, with a white rump. Called also {hen harrier}, and {mouse hawk}. (b) The marsh harrier.

{Marsh hen} (Zo["o]l.), a rail; esp., {Rallus elegans} of fresh-water marshes, and {Rallus longirostris} of salt-water marshes.

{Marsh mallow} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Alth[ae]a} ( {Alth[ae]a officinalis}) common in marshes near the seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a demulcent.

{Marsh marigold}. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.

{Marsh pennywort} (Bot.), any plant of the umbelliferous genus {Hydrocotyle}; low herbs with roundish leaves, growing in wet places; -- called also {water pennywort}.

{Marsh quail} (Zo["o]l.), the meadow lark.

{Marsh rosemary} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Statice} ({Statice Limonium}), common in salt marshes. Its root is powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine. Called also {sea lavender}.

{Marsh samphire} (Bot.), a plant ({Salicornia herbacea}) found along seacoasts. See {Glasswort}.

{Marsh St. John's-wort} (Bot.), an American herb ({Elodes Virginica}) with small opposite leaves and flesh-colored flowers.

{Marsh tea}. (Bot.). Same as {Labrador tea}.

{Marsh trefoil}. (Bot.) Same as {Buckbean}.

{Marsh wren} (Zo["o]l.), any species of small American wrens of the genus {Cistothorus}, and allied genera. They chiefly inhabit salt marshes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Water pennywort — Pennywort Pen ny*wort , n. (Bot.) A European trailing herb ({Linaria Cymbalaria}) with roundish, reniform leaves. It is often cultivated in hanging baskets. [1913 Webster] {March pennywort}, or {Water pennywort}. (Bot.) See under {March}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water pennywort — Wa ter pen ny*wort (Bot.) Marsh pennywort. See under {Marsh}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water pennywort — noun : marsh pennywort …   Useful english dictionary

  • lawn water pennywort — kvapioji raistenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis augalas (Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Hydrocotyle… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Pennywort — Pen ny*wort , n. (Bot.) A European trailing herb ({Linaria Cymbalaria}) with roundish, reniform leaves. It is often cultivated in hanging baskets. [1913 Webster] {March pennywort}, or {Water pennywort}. (Bot.) See under {March}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pennywort — [ pɛnɪwə:t] noun a plant with small rounded leaves, growing in crevices or marshy places. [Umbilicus rupestris (wall pennywort) and Hydrocotyle vulgaris (marsh or water pennywort).] …   English new terms dictionary

  • pennywort — n. any of several wild plants with rounded leaves, esp.: 1 (wall pennywort) Umbilicus rupestris, growing in crevices. 2 (marsh or water pennywort) Hydrocotyle vulgaris, growing in marshy places. Etymology: ME, f. PENNY + WORT …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-celery — indinė išnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Oenanthe javanica), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje, Australijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai).… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water-dropwort — indinė išnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Oenanthe javanica), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje, Australijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai).… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water navelwort — noun 1. : a common water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) of the north temperate zone 2. : a marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle umbellata) that is widely distributed in the New World and in Africa …   Useful english dictionary

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