water plantain

noun

any of several marsh plants of the genus Alisma, esp A. plantago-aquatica, of N temperate regions and Australia, having clusters of small white or pinkish flowers and broad pointed leaves: family Alismataceae

Nearby words

  1. water pimpernel,
  2. water pipe,
  3. water pipit,
  4. water pistol,
  5. water plant,
  6. water platter,
  7. water plug,
  8. water pocket,
  9. water pollution,
  10. water polo

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Examples from the Web for water plantain

  • Water-plantain grows in every pond near the metropolis; there is some just outside these gardens, in a wet ha-ha.

    Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies