Definition of pickerelweed in English:

pickerelweed

Line breaks: pick¦erel|weed
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪkərəlˌwiːd
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Either of two broadleaved freshwater plants which were formerly believed to give rise to, or provide food for, young pike.
  • a North American plant with spikes of blue flowers (Pontederia cordata, family Pontederiaceae).British dialect term for pondweed
More 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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