- any of various aquatic plants, chiefly of the genus Myriophyllum, the submerged leaves of which are very finely divided.
Origin of water milfoil
First recorded in 1570–80
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- any of various pond plants of the genus Myriophyllum, having feathery underwater leaves and small inconspicuous flowers: family Haloragidaceae
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