Water starwort
Starwort Star"wort` (st[aum]r"w[^u]rt`), n. (Bot.) (a) Any plant of the genus {Aster}. See {Aster}. (b) A small plant of the genus {Stellaria}, having star-shaped flowers; star flower; chickweed. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{Water starwort}, an aquatic plant ({Callitriche verna}) having some resemblance to chickweed.

{Yellow starwort}, a plant of the genus {Inula}; elecampane. [1913 Webster]


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  • water starwort — noun any of several aquatic plants having a star shaped rosette of floating leaves; America, Europe and Asia • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Callitriche, ↑genus Callitriche * …   Useful english dictionary

  • water starwort — /wɔtə ˈstawɜt/ (say wawtuh stahwert) noun any plant of the genus Callitriche, of aquatic herbs …   Australian English dictionary

  • Starwort — Star wort (st[aum]r w[^u]rt ), n. (Bot.) (a) Any plant of the genus {Aster}. See {Aster}. (b) A small plant of the genus {Stellaria}, having star shaped flowers; star flower; chickweed. Gray. [1913 Webster] {Water starwort}, an aquatic plant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water — n. & v. n. 1 a colourless transparent odourless tasteless liquid compound of oxygen and hydrogen. Usage: Chem. formula: H2O 2 a liquid consisting chiefly of this and found in seas, lakes, and rivers, in rain, and in secretions of organisms. 3 an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • water plant — noun a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth • Syn: ↑aquatic plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Derivationally related forms: ↑hydrophytic (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • starwort — noun a plant with starlike flowers or leaves. [Stellaria, Callitriche (water starwort), and other genera: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Water star grass — Star Star (st[aum]r), n. [OE. sterre, AS. steorra; akin to OFries. stera, OS. sterro, D. ster, OHG. sterno, sterro, G. stern, Icel. stjarna, Sw. stjerna, Dan. stierne, Goth. sta[ i]rn[=o], Armor. & Corn. steren, L. stella, Gr. asth r, a stron,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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