Definition of pickerelweed in English:

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pickerelweed

Pronunciation: /ˈpik(ə)rəlˌwēd/

noun

A freshwater plant with broad arrow-shaped leaves and spikes of blue flowers that was formerly believed to give rise to, or provide food for, young pike.
  • Pontederia cordata, family Pontederiaceae.
Example sentences
  • Among them are arrow arum, bull-tongue arrowhead, pickerelweed, water lettuce, white water lily, yellow water lily, and the invasive alligator weed.
  • The ubiquitous saw grass rattles in the wind, while pond-apple trees, yellow pond lilies, and pickerelweed, with its iridescent purple flowers, line the riverbanks.
  • Pickerelweed is a perennial plant that can grow up to 3 1/2 feet tall.

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Syllabification: pick·er·el·weed

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