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[spat-er-dok] /ˈspæt ərˌdɒk/
any of various water lilies of the genus Nuphar, having globular yellow flowers and growing in lakes or sluggish streams, especially N. advena, of the eastern U.S.
Also called cow lily.
Origin of spatterdock
1805-15, Americanism; spatter + dock4 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Glyphosate can provide reasonably long-term control of spatterdock, cattail, and willow.
  • spatterdock, arrowhead, and wild rice flourish in the marsh.
  • Among the surface plants that do grow there are white water-lily and spatterdock.
  • It did not mind our presence as it circled around, climbed into the mud flats opposite us, and began munching on spatterdock.
  • Species may include herbaceous plants such as spatterdock or pickerelweed.

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