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duckweed

[duhk-weed] /ˈdʌkˌwid/
noun
1.
any plant of the family Lemnaceae, especially of the genus Lemna, comprising small aquatic plants that float free on still water.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English dockewede; so called because eaten by ducks
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British Dictionary definitions for duck weed

duckweed

/ˈdʌkˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of various small stemless aquatic plants of the family Lemnaceae, esp any of the genus Lemna, that have rounded leaves and occur floating on still water in temperate regions
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