Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The popular name of the Subularia aquatica: so called from its awlshaped leaves (Latin subula, an awl).

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

  • noun (Bot.) A plant (Subularia aquatica), with awl-shaped leaves.

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  • noun A plant, Subularia aquatica, with awl-shaped leaves.

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

  • noun small aquatic plant having tufted awl-shaped leaves in a basal rosette and minute white flowers; circumboreal

Etymologies

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awl +‎ wort.

Examples

  • Quite common are northern bur-reed Sparganium hyperboreum, small pondweed Potamogeton pusillus ssp. groenlandicus, dwarf water-crowfoot Ranunculus confervoides and occasionally awlwort Subularia aquatica, which only blooms if the pond is totally desiccated (where the mudworm Limosella aquatica also thrives).

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

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