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[pond-weed] /ˈpɒndˌwid/
any aquatic plant of the genus Potamogeton, most species of which grow in ponds and quiet streams.
Origin of pondweed
First recorded in 1570-80; pond + weed1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for pondweed
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  • As she spoke she took a great mouthful of pondweed and swallowed it.

    Among the Pond People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • This marsh is surrounded with very lofty oaks, and abounds with pondweed, the water-plant named by botanists potamogeton.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • He did not know that Frogs often wished themselves Tadpoles again, and he sulked around in the pondweed all day.

    Among the Pond People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • Rabbits did not belong in Australia, nor pondweed in England, but there they are, and dominating the situation.

    Mobilizing Woman-Power

    Harriot Stanton Blatch
  • Here and there from the pondweed and other stems hang festoons or wreaths or threads of beautiful green Alg.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
British Dictionary definitions for pondweed


any of various water plants of the genus Potamogeton, which grow in ponds and slow streams: family Potamogetonaceae
(Brit) Also called waterweed. any of various unrelated water plants, such as Canadian pondweed, mare's-tail, and water milfoil, that have thin or much divided leaves
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