water plantain
noun Date: circa 1538 any of a genus (Alisma of the family Alismataceae, the water-plantain family) of marsh or aquatic herbs with acrid sap and scapose 3-petaled flowers

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  • Water plantain — Plantain Plan tain, n. [F., fr. L. plantago. Cf. {Plant}.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Plantago}, but especially the {Plantago major}, a low herb with broad spreading radical leaves, and slender spikes of minute flowers. It is a native of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water plantain — n. any of a family (Alismataceae, order Alismatales) of hardy, monocotyledonous water plants with large, heart shaped leaves and small, usually white, flowers * * * ▪ plant  any freshwater perennial herb of the genus Alisma, commonly found in… …   Universalium

  • Water plantain — Wa ter plan tain (Bot.) A kind of plant with acrid leaves. See under 2d {Plantain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water plantain — n. any of a family (Alismataceae, order Alismatales) of hardy, monocotyledonous water plants with large, heart shaped leaves and small, usually white, flowers …   English World dictionary

  • water-plantain — gyslotinis dumblialaiškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dumblialaiškinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Alisma plantago aquatica), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Alisma plantago aquatica angl. American water… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water plantain — noun marsh plant having clusters of small white or pinkish flowers and broad pointed or rounded leaves • Syn: ↑Alisma plantago aquatica • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑bog plant, ↑swamp plant • Hyponyms: ↑ribbon leaved water plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-plantain — dumblialaiškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dumblialaiškinių (Alismataceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Alisma). atitikmenys: lot. Alisma angl. water plantain vok. Froschlöffel rus. частуха lenk. żabieniec …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • water plantain — /ˈwɔtə plæntən/ (say wawtuh plantuhn) noun any of the aquatic herbs of the genus Alisma, especially A. plantago aquatica, a species growing in shallow water and having leaves suggesting those of the common plantain …   Australian English dictionary

  • water-plantain — …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-plantain family — noun perennial or annual aquatic or marsh plants • Syn: ↑Alismataceae, ↑family Alismataceae • Hypernyms: ↑monocot family, ↑liliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Naiadales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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