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  1. a perennial plant, Eriocaulon septangulare, of wet places in W Republic of Ireland, the Scottish Hebrides, and the eastern US, having a twisted flower stalk and a greenish-grey scaly flower head: family Eriocaulaceae
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Historical Examples

  • Ericaulon, or the pipewort, sends its only English species—E. septangulare—to the tank.

    The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet

    Shirley Hibberd