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[fahn-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈfɑnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
any aquatic plant belonging to the genus Cabomba, of the water lily family, having very small flowers and submerged and floating leaves.
fan1 + wort2 Unabridged
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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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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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