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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An order of monocotyledonous water-plants, of the series Apocarpeæ, typified by the genus Naias, and characterized by a free ovary without envelops or with a herbaceous perianth, usually of two or four segments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers

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