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Meaning of WATER HYACINTH

Pronunciation:  'wotur 'hIusinth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States
 
 Synonyms: Eichhornia crassipes, Eichhornia spesiosa, water orchid
 
 See Also: aquatic plant, Eichhornia, genus Eichhornia, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wa"ter hy"a*cinth\ (Bot.)
Either of several tropical aquatic plants of the genus
{Eichhornia}, related to the pickerel weed.

 

 

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