burhead

Encyclopedia

burhead

any of the annual or perennial herbs of the genus Echinodorus (family Alismataceae), named for their round, bristly fruit. The plants grow mostly in warm regions in shallow ponds and swamps. They are slender and are seldom more than 25 cm (10 inches) tall. The leaves are spear-shaped or ovate

Learn more about burhead with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: burhanpur
Next Definition: burhel
Words Near: burhead
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for burhead
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing burhead
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;