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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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Examples for fanwort
  • Hydrilla and fanwort are two exotic species which fall into this category.
  • The fanwort is more of a nuisance than a major problem.
  • Field host range studies suggested the weevil is specific to fanwort.
Encyclopedia Article for 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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