Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small genus of aquatic plants, natural order Alismaceæ. The common water-plantain, A. Plantago, is the principal species. See water-plantain.

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  • noun small genus of aquatic or semiaquatic plants

Etymologies

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Examples

  • FORMULA NUMBER 23: Cranberry Bladder Defense: cranberry extract, uva ursi extract, fu ling, echinacea, coptis, polyporus, marshmallow, alisma; use for bladder infections from heat, with scanty, dark painful urination.

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  • Finally he said, “I smell astragalus, ginger, poria, maybe some ginseng and alisma.”

    The Stone Monkey

  • Finally he said, “I smell astragalus, ginger, poria, maybe some ginseng and alisma.”

    The Stone Monkey

  • Finally he said, “I smell astragalus, ginger, poria, maybe some ginseng and alisma.”

    The Stone Monkey

  • Finally he said, "I smell astragalus, ginger, poria, maybe some ginseng and alisma."

    The Stone Monkey

  • Finally he said, “I smell astragalus, ginger, poria, maybe some ginseng and alisma.”

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  • Here is a typha ... here an alisma; and by the overpowering perfume, this, I know, is the acacia flower.

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  • Near the water's edge, mingling with sedges, flags, marsh-mallows, bur-reed, and alisma, were the golden flowers of the shrubby lysimachia in dense multitudes, while from the canal itself rose many a spike of water-stachys, with here and there blossoming butomus, near the fringe of the banks.

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  • "a thing that floats" from gaelic

    August 10, 2008