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Meaning of DUCKWEED

Pronunciation:  'duk`weed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds
 

DUCKWEED is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: aquatic plant, bogmat, common duckweed, duckweed family, family Lemnaceae, great duckweed, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, Lemna minor, Lemna trisulca, Lemnaceae, lesser duckweed, mud midget, Spirodela polyrrhiza, star-duckweed, water flaxseed, water plant, watermeal, Wolffiella gladiata

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Duck"weed`\, n. (Bot.)
A genus ({Lemna}) of small plants, seen floating in great
quantity on the surface of stagnant pools fresh water, and
supposed to furnish food for ducks; -- called also
{duckmeat}.

 

 

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