duck-weed

duckweed

[duhk-weed]
noun
any plant of the family Lemnaceae, especially of the genus Lemna, comprising small aquatic plants that float free on still water.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English dockewede; so called because eaten by ducks

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duckweed (ˈdʌkˌwiːd)
 
n
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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