American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plant adapted to grow in water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant which grows in water; an aquatic plant.
- n. In phytogeography, a plant adapted to live under conditions of abundant moisture, or, in late usage, abundant physiological moisture. Compare mesophyte and xerophyte.
- n. botany A plant that lives in or requires an abundance of water, usually excluding seaweed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An aquatic plant; an alga.
- n. a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
- hydro- + -phyte (Wiktionary)
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