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Meaning of WATER LETTUCE

Pronunciation:  'wotur 'letis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leaves; a widespread weed in rivers and lakes
 
 Synonyms: pistia, Pistia stratiotes, Pistia stratoites, water cabbage
 
 See Also: aquatic plant, genus Pistia, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wa"ter let"tuce\ (Bot.)
A plant ({Pistia stratiotes}) which floats on tropical
waters, and forms a rosette of spongy, wedge-shaped leaves.
--J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).

 

 

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