- any aquatic plant of the genus Potamogeton, most species of which grow in ponds and quiet streams.
Origin of pondweed
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As she spoke she took a great mouthful of pondweed and swallowed it.
This marsh is surrounded with very lofty oaks, and abounds with pondweed, the water-plant named by botanists potamogeton.Insect Architecture
He did not know that Frogs often wished themselves Tadpoles again, and he sulked around in the pondweed all day.
Rabbits did not belong in Australia, nor pondweed in England, but there they are, and dominating the situation.Mobilizing Woman-Power
Harriot Stanton Blatch
Here and there from the Pondweed and other stems hang festoons or wreaths or threads of beautiful green Alg.The Romance of Plant Life
G. F. Scott Elliot
- any of various water plants of the genus Potamogeton, which grow in ponds and slow streams: family Potamogetonaceae
- Also called: waterweed British any of various unrelated water plants, such as Canadian pondweed, mare's-tail, and water milfoil, that have thin or much divided leaves
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