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a small Eurasian water fern, Pilularia globulifera, with globular spore-producing bodies and grasslike leaves
Word Origin
C19: from pill1 + wort
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  • The pillwort is a singular plant not uncommon in damp situations.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • The pillwort so often grows mixed up with grass, which in some ways it resembles, that the plant is frequently overlooked.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin

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