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waterweed

[waw-ter-weed, wot-er-]
noun
  1. elodea.
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Origin of waterweed

First recorded in 1835–45; water + weed1
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Historical Examples of waterweed

  • But how in the world can a man under these sides behave except as a waterweed and a ghost?

    Letters of Travel (1892-1913)

    Rudyard Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for waterweed

waterweed

noun
  1. any of various weedy aquatic plants
  2. another name for pondweed (def. 2)
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