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noun
a North American plant, Peltandra virginica, of wet areas, having large, arrow-shaped leaves and inconspicuous flowers enclosed in a narrow, pointed spathe.
Also called tuckahoe.


Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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noun
an aquatic plant of the genus Peltandra; North America 
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