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pickerelweed

[pik-er-uh l-weed, pik-ruh l-] /ˈpɪk ər əlˌwid, ˈpɪk rəl-/
noun
1.
any American plant of the genus Pontederia, especially P. cordata, having spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh water.
Origin of pickerelweed
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; pickerel + weed1
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pickerelweed

/ˈpɪkərəlˌwiːd; ˈpɪkrəl-/
noun
1.
any of several North American freshwater plants of the genus Pontederia, esp P. cordata, having arrow-shaped leaves and purple flowers: family Pontederiaceae
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