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pondweed

[pond-weed] /ˈpɒndˌwid/
noun
1.
any aquatic plant of the genus Potamogeton, most species of which grow in ponds and quiet streams.
Origin of pondweed
1570-1580
1570-80; pond + weed1
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  • As she spoke she took a great mouthful of pondweed and swallowed it.

    Among the Pond People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • This marsh is surrounded with very lofty oaks, and abounds with pondweed, the water-plant named by botanists potamogeton.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • He did not know that Frogs often wished themselves Tadpoles again, and he sulked around in the pondweed all day.

    Among the Pond People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • Here and there from the pondweed and other stems hang festoons or wreaths or threads of beautiful green Alg.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • Rabbits did not belong in Australia, nor pondweed in England, but there they are, and dominating the situation.

    Mobilizing Woman-Power Harriot Stanton Blatch
British Dictionary definitions for pondweed

pondweed

/ˈpɒndˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of various water plants of the genus Potamogeton, which grow in ponds and slow streams: family Potamogetonaceae
2.
(Brit) Also called waterweed. any of various unrelated water plants, such as Canadian pondweed, mare's-tail, and water milfoil, that have thin or much divided leaves
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