Water shield
Water shield Wa"ter shield` (Bot.) An aquatic American plant ({Brasenia peltata}) having floating oval leaves, and the covered with a clear jelly. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water-shield — may refer to following aquatic plants:* Brasenia schreberi (water shield) * Cabomba caroliniana (fanwort; Carolina water shield) …   Wikipedia

  • water shield — n. ☆ 1. a purple flowered waterlily (Brasenia schreberi) having floating leaves coated underneath with a jellylike substance 2. CABOMBA …   English World dictionary

  • water shield — noun 1. : an aquatic plant (Brasenia schreberi) with floating leaves olive green above and red below and all under water parts covered with a thick layer of jellylike slime called also water target 2. : fanwort; especially : a common aquatic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • water shield — 1. Also called water target. an aquatic plant, Brasenia schreberi, of the water lily family, having purple flowers, floating, elliptic leaves, and a jellylike coating on the underwater stems and roots. 2. a fanwort, esp. Cabomba caroliniana. See… …   Universalium

  • water-shield — paprastoji brasenija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Labūstrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Brasenia schreberi), paplitęs Afrikoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Brasenia schreberi angl. water shield; water… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water shield — wa′ter shield n. 1) pln an aquatic plant, Brasenia schreberi, of the water lily family, having purple flowers, floating, elliptic leaves, and a jellylike coating on the underwater stems and roots 2) pln a fanwort, esp Cabomba caroliniana[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • water-shield — noun 1. aquatic plant with floating oval leaves and purple flowers; in lakes and slow moving streams; suitable for aquariums • Syn: ↑Brasenia schreberi, ↑water target • Hypernyms: ↑water lily • Member Holonyms: ↑Brasenia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water shield — noun Date: circa 1818 an aquatic herb (Brasenia schreberi) having floating oval leaves with a gelatinous coating and small dull purple flowers; also any of a related genus (Cabomba) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water shield — /ˈwɔtə ʃild/ (say wawtuh sheeld) noun any of the aquatic plants of the genera Brasenia and Cabomba, with peltate floating leaves …   Australian English dictionary

  • water-shield family — noun in some classifications considered an independent family of water lilies; comprises the genera Cabomba and Brasenia • Syn: ↑Cabombaceae, ↑subfamily Cabombaceae • Hypernyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Nymphaeaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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