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water shield

noun
1.
Also called water target. an aquatic plant, Brasenia schreberi, of the water lily family, having purple flowers, floating, elliptic leaves, and a jellylike coating on the underwater stems and roots.
2.
a fanwort, especially Cabomba caroliniana.
Origin of water shield
1810-1820
1810-20
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Examples from the web for water shield
  • The shores of the pond are densely matted with floating leaves of cow lily, water shield, and pondweed.
  • The use of a thin, self-sticking rubber ice and water shield under flashings and on the edge of roofs is now common practice.
British Dictionary definitions for water shield

water shield

noun
1.
a North American nymphaeaceous plant, Brasenia schreberi, with floating oval leaves and purple flowers
2.
any of several similar and related plants of the genus Cabomba
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