[waw-ter-weed, wot-er-]

1835–45; water + weed1

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waterweed (ˈwɔːtəˌwiːd)
1.  any of various weedy aquatic plants
2.  another name for pondweed

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Waterweed has narrow oval leaves that are arranged by two's and three's at the joints of the stem.
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