/ (ˈpɪlˌwɜːt) /


a small Eurasian water fern, Pilularia globulifera, with globular spore-producing bodies and grasslike leaves

Word Origin for pillwort

C19: from pill 1 + wort
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Examples from the Web for pillwort

  • The Pillwort so often grows mixed up with grass, which in some ways it resembles, that the plant is frequently overlooked.

    How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
  • The Pillwort is a singular plant not uncommon in damp situations.

    How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin