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frog's-bit

[ frogz-bit, frawgz- ]
/ ˈfrɒgzˌbɪt, ˈfrɔgz- /
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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.
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Origin of frog's-bit

First recorded in 1570–80
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