frog's-bit
frogbit frog"bit`, frog's-bit frog's-bit, n. (Bot.) (a) A European plant ({Hydrocharis Morsus-ran[ae]}), floating on still water and propagating itself by runners. It has roundish heart-shaped leaves and small white flowers. (b) An American plant ({Limnobium Spongia}), with similar habits. [1913 Webster]

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