pickerelweed
noun Date: 1836 a shallow-water monocotyledonous perennial plant (Pontederia cordata) chiefly of the eastern United States and Canada with large leaves and a spike of purplish-blue flowers

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  • pickerelweed — ☆ pickerelweed [pik′ər əl wēd΄] n. any of a genus (Pontederia) of North American aquatic plants of the pickerelweed family, esp. a species ( P. cordata) with arrow shaped leaves and spikes of blue violet flowers, found in shallow waters adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • pickerelweed — /pik euhr euhl weed , pik reuhl /, n. any American plant of the genus Pontederia, esp. P. cordata, having spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh water. [1645 55; PICKEREL + WEED1] * * * ▪ plant       any of several genera of aquatic… …   Universalium

  • pickerelweed — noun Any of several freshwater plants, of the genus Pontederia, that have heart shaped leaves …   Wiktionary

  • pickerelweed — pick•er•el•weed [[t]ˈpɪk ər əlˌwid, ˈpɪk rəl [/t]] n. pln any of several North American aquatic plants of the genus Pontederia, esp. P. cordata, with spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh waters • Etymology: 1645–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • pickerelweed — /ˈpɪkərəlwid/ (say pikuhruhlweed) noun any plant of the American genus Pontederia, especially P. cordata, a blue flowered herb common in shallow fresh water …   Australian English dictionary

  • pickerelweed — noun American plant having spikes of blue flowers and growing in shallow water of streams and ponds • Syn: ↑pickerel weed, ↑wampee, ↑Pontederia cordata • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophy …   Useful english dictionary

  • pickerelweed family — noun aquatic or bog plants • Syn: ↑Pontederiaceae, ↑family Pontederiaceae • Hypernyms: ↑monocot family, ↑liliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Xyridales, ↑order X …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pontederia — noun pickerelweed • Syn: ↑genus Pontederia • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Pontederiaceae, ↑family Pontederiaceae, ↑pi …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Pontederia — noun pickerelweed • Syn: ↑Pontederia • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Pontederiaceae, ↑family Pontederiaceae, ↑pickerelweed …   Useful english dictionary

  • water hyacinth — a floating aquatic plant, Eichornia crassipes, of tropical lakes and rivers, that grows so prolifically it often hinders the passage of boats. [1895 1900, Amer.] * * * Any of about five species of aquatic plants that make up the genus Eichhornia… …   Universalium

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