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riverweed

[riv-er-weed] /ˈrɪv ərˌwid/
noun
1.
any of several chiefly tropical submerged aquatic plants of the genus Podostemum and related genera, growing in rapidly moving streams.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; river1 + weed1
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  • There was a faint, sharp smell of mud and riverweed.
  • The alligator snapping turtle, hellbender, and riverweed are also rare species restricted to this area.

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