pickerel weed

pickerelweed

[pik-er-uhl-weed, pik-ruhl-]
noun
any American plant of the genus Pontederia, especially P. cordata, having spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh water.

Origin:
1645–55; pickerel + weed1

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pickerelweed (ˈpɪkərəlˌwiːd, ˈpɪkrəl-)
 
n
any of several North American freshwater plants of the genus Pontederia, esp P. cordata, having arrow-shaped leaves and purple flowers: family Pontederiaceae

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