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water plant

noun
1.
a plant that grows in water.
Origin of water plant
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70
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  • By this stalk the little animal is fastened to a water plant or other object.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Also the water plant returns pure oxygen to the water, which is just what the fish needs to breathe.

  • A conservative inventory of the water plant will show a valuation of well over $600,000 at the present time.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • Fish are often represented on the stone carvings as feeding upon a water plant.

    Animal Figures in the Maya Codices Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
  • My water plant cost me a lot of money, $2758; but it hasn't cost me $10 a year since it was finished.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • These have no motion and we shall probably pass them by as minute burrs or seeds of some water plant.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • A water plant do grow best by the stream, and a blossom, from the meadows, midst the grass.

    Six Plays Florence Henrietta Darwin

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