Feather-foil
Feather-foil Feath"er-foil`, n. [Feather + foil a leaf.] (Bot.) An aquatic plant ({Hottonia palustris}), having finely divided leaves. [1913 Webster]

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  • feather-foil — noun a plant of the genus Hottonia • Syn: ↑featherfoil • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Hyponyms: ↑water gillyflower, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water feather-foil — Water feather Wa ter feath er Water feather foil Wa ter feath er foil (Bot.) The water violet ({Hottonia palustris}); also, the less showy American plant {Hottonia inflata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water feather — Wa ter feath er Water feather foil Wa ter feath er foil (Bot.) The water violet ({Hottonia palustris}); also, the less showy American plant {Hottonia inflata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hottonia palustris — Feather foil Feath er foil , n. [Feather + foil a leaf.] (Bot.) An aquatic plant ({Hottonia palustris}), having finely divided leaves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hottonia inflata — Water feather Wa ter feath er Water feather foil Wa ter feath er foil (Bot.) The water violet ({Hottonia palustris}); also, the less showy American plant {Hottonia inflata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hottonia palustris — Water feather Wa ter feath er Water feather foil Wa ter feath er foil (Bot.) The water violet ({Hottonia palustris}); also, the less showy American plant {Hottonia inflata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • featherfoil — noun a plant of the genus Hottonia • Syn: ↑feather foil • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Hyponyms: ↑water gillyflower, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • American featherfoil — noun a featherfoil of the eastern United States with submerged spongy inflated flower stalks and white flowers • Syn: ↑water gillyflower, ↑Hottonia inflata • Hypernyms: ↑featherfoil, ↑feather foil * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized A …   Useful english dictionary

  • aquatic 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: ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Derivationally related forms: ↑hydrophytic (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Hottonia — noun aquatic herbs • Syn: ↑Hottonia • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Primulaceae, ↑family Primulaceae, ↑primrose family …   Useful english dictionary

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