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fanwort

[fahn-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈfɑnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any aquatic plant belonging to the genus Cabomba, of the water lily family, having very small flowers and submerged and floating leaves.
Origin
fan1 + wort2
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fanwort

any of about seven species of aquatic flowering plants constituting the genus Cabomba, of the fanwort or water-shield family (Cabombaceae), native to the New World tropics and subtropics. Water shield is also the more commonly used name for Brasenia, the only other genus of the family

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