pondweed
noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Potamogeton of the family Potamogetonaceae, the pondweed family) of aquatic plants with jointed usually rooting stems, floating or submerged leaves, and spikes of greenish flowers

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  • Pondweed — Pond weed , n. (Bot.) Any aquatic plant of the genus {Potamogeton}, of which many species are found in ponds or slow moving rivers. [1913 Webster] {Choke pondweed}, an American water weed ({Anarcharis Canadensis}, syn. {Elodea Canadensis}.) See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pondweed — [pänd′wēd΄] n. any of a genus (Potamogeton) of water plants of the pondweed family, having submerged or floating leaves and spikes of inconspicuous flowers adj. designating a family (Potamogetonaceae, order Najadales) of monocotyledonous water… …   English World dictionary

  • pondweed — ► NOUN ▪ a submerged aquatic plant of still or running water …   English terms dictionary

  • pondweed — /pond weed /, n. any aquatic plant of the genus Potamogeton, most species of which grow in ponds and quiet streams. [1570 80; POND + WEED1] * * * ▪ plant       any of several cosmopolitan freshwater plants sometimes grown in ponds or aquariums.… …   Universalium

  • pondweed — noun Any plant of the genus Potamogeton, that grows in ponds or similar aquatic conditions; extended to other similar plants. If you have to clear out any pondweed, make sure you leave it by the water’s edge before composting it so that any… …   Wiktionary

  • pondweed — /ˈpɒndwid / (say pondweed) noun any of the aquatic plants constituting the genus Potamogeton, most of which grow in ponds and quiet streams …   Australian English dictionary

  • pondweed — elodėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vandeplūkinių (Hydrocharitaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Elodea). atitikmenys: lot. Elodea angl. ditch moss; pondweed; waterweed vok. Wasserpest rus. элодея lenk. moczarka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • pondweed — n. immersed aquatic plant which grows in ponds and still waters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pondweed — noun a submerged aquatic plant of still or running water. [Many species, especially in the genus Potamogeton.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • pondweed — pond•weed [[t]ˈpɒndˌwid[/t]] n. pln any of various aquatic plants of the genus Potamogeton, of ponds and slow streams, having submerged or floating leaves • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

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