pickerelweed

[pik-er-uh l-weed, pik-ruh l-]
noun
  1. any American plant of the genus Pontederia, especially P. cordata, having spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh water.

Origin of pickerelweed

First recorded in 1645–55; pickerel + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for pickerelweed

pickerelweed

noun
  1. any of several North American freshwater plants of the genus Pontederia, esp P. cordata, having arrow-shaped leaves and purple flowers: family Pontederiaceae
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