frog's-bit

[ frogz-bit, frawgz- ]
/ ˈfrɒgzˌbɪt, ˈfrɔgz- /

noun

an aquatic, floating plant, Hydrocharis morsus-ranae, of Eurasia, having thick, roundish, spongy leaves.
an aquatic, floating plant, Limnobium spongia, of tropical America, having reddish-brown spotted, oblong, heart-shaped, or ovate leaves.

Nearby words

  1. frog march,
  2. frog orchid,
  3. frog pad,
  4. frog spit,
  5. frog sticker,
  6. frog-bit,
  7. frog-march,
  8. frogbit,
  9. frogeye,
  10. frogfish

Also frogbit.

Origin of frog's-bit

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for frog-bit

frog-bit

noun

a floating aquatic Eurasian plant, Hydrocharis morsus-ranae, with heart-shaped leaves and white flowers: family Hydrocharitaceae
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