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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
1810-1820
1810-20
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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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water shield

(Brasenia schreberi), small purple-flowered aquatic plant of the fanwort family (Cabombaceae), found in northern ponds and still waters throughout the world, except in Europe. "Water shield" also refers to fanwort (Cabomba).

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