Definition of waterweed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwôdərwēd/


1Any aquatic plant with inconspicuous flowers, especially a pondweed.
Example sentences
  • One had tresses of green waterweed hanging in her eyes.
  • I grimaced, I hated pickled waterweed, and by the face mother pulled when she ate it, I suspect she did too.
  • He sat on the rock, undulating like a waterweed, brie in one hand, knife in the other.
2A submerged aquatic American plant that is grown in aquariums and ornamental ponds.
  • Genus Elodea, family Hydrocharitaceae: several species, in particular E. canadensis.
Example sentences
  • Be sure to include submergent plants such as common waterweed and hornwort for their high oxygen output.

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Syllabification: wa·ter·weed

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