Definition of pickerelweed in English:


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


[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.

More definitions of pickerelweed

Definition of pickerelweed in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
used to address an English nobleman