American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various aquatic or wetland plants of the genus Sparganium, having elongated leaves and ball-like clusters of tiny beaked fruits.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of species of Sparganium, so called from their narrow, reed-like leaves and bur-like heads of fruit. The floating bur-reed is S. angustifolium. See Sparganium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) a plant of the genus Sparganium, having long ribbonlike leaves.
- n. marsh plant having elongated linear leaves and round prickly fruit
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