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water milfoil

noun
1.
any of various aquatic plants, chiefly of the genus Myriophyllum, the submerged leaves of which are very finely divided.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
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water milfoil

noun
1.
any of various pond plants of the genus Myriophyllum, having feathery underwater leaves and small inconspicuous flowers: family Haloragidaceae
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water milfoil

any member of the genus Myriophyllum (family Haloragaceae), about 45 widely distributed species of submerged freshwater plants with whorls of feathery leaves and emergent, wind-pollinated flowers. Some species are cultivated in pools and aquariums, especially the parrot's feather, or water feather, (M. aquaticum) and the myriad leaf (M. verticillatum).

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