Also called water target. an aquatic plant, Brasenia schreberi, of the water lily family, having purple flowers, floating, elliptic leaves, and a jellylike coating on the underwater stems and roots.
a fanwort, especially Cabomba caroliniana.
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Origin of water shield
First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for water shield
a North American nymphaeaceous plant, Brasenia schreberi, with floating oval leaves and purple flowers
any of several similar and related plants of the genus Cabomba
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