Definition of pickerelweed in English:

pickerelweed

Syllabification: pick·er·el·weed
Pronunciation: /ˈpik(ə)rəlˌwēd
 
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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.
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    • 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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