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water plant

noun
  1. a plant that grows in water.
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Origin of water plant

First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of water plant

  • We could not induce the Bedouin to gather a water-plant we coveted in one of them for this reason.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent

  • This marsh is surrounded with very lofty oaks, and abounds with pondweed, the water-plant named by botanists potamogeton.

  • But Shelley's picture of the luxuriant rush and water-plant vegetation would have been magnificent.

  • I, for one, am never weary of the time-honoured demonstration of a water-plant giving off oxygen as it assimilates.

    Rustic Sounds

    Francis Darwin

  • A kind of water-plant grows in these lakes very fast and mats together, making marshy beds.