from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The popular name of several species of Lemna and Wolffia, natural order Lemnaceœ, plants growing in ditches and shallow water, floating on the surface, and eaten by ducks and geese. See
Lemna. Also called duckweed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) Duckweed.
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- noun archaic
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duck + meat; it is eaten by ducks.
Such plants include eelgrass, pickerel weed, water plantain, and "duckmeat" -- all of which have roots and produce flowers.