Definition of pillwort in English:

pillwort

Line breaks: pill|wort
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪlwəːt
 
/

noun

  • A creeping grass-like aquatic fern which has slender stem-like shoots with small globular spore-producing bodies at their bases, growing on the muddy margins of ponds and lakes in western Europe.
    • Pilularia globulifera, family Marsileaceae
    More example sentences
    • In Cumbria we are looking for volunteers to help carry out a survey for two unusual Back from the Brink rarities - marsh clubmoss and pillwort.
    • Austral Pillwort is at first appearance a very unfern-like, semi-aquatic fern, resembling more a small fine grass.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space