from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various aquatic or wetland plants of the genus Sparganium, having elongated leaves and ball-like clusters of tiny beaked fruits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a plant of the genus Sparganium, having long ribbonlike leaves.

from The 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.

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

  • n. marsh plant having elongated linear leaves and round prickly fruit


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