pickerelweed

[pik-er-uh l-weed, pik-ruh l-]

noun

any American plant of the genus Pontederia, especially P. cordata, having spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh water.

Nearby words

  1. pickens, fort,
  2. picker,
  3. picker-upper,
  4. pickerel,
  5. pickerel frog,
  6. pickering,
  7. pickering, edward charles,
  8. pickeringite,
  9. picket,
  10. picket boat

Origin of pickerelweed

First recorded in 1645–55; pickerel + weed1

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British Dictionary definitions for pickerelweed

pickerelweed

noun

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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