water willow

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noun

any of several plants belonging to the genus Justicia, of the acanthus family, growing in water or wet places, especially J. americana, of North America, having clusters of pale violet to white flowers.

Nearby words

  1. water vole,
  2. water wagon,
  3. water wagtail,
  4. water wave,
  5. water wheel,
  6. water wings,
  7. water witch,
  8. water, water everywhere, / nor any drop to drink,
  9. water-base paint,
  10. water-bath

Origin of water willow

First recorded in 1575–85

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