from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small, free-floating, stemless aquatic flowering plants of the genus Lemna and several related genera, growing in dense colonies on the surface of quiet water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as duck-meat.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A genus (Lemna) of small plants, seen floating in great quantity on the surface of stagnant pools fresh water, and supposed to furnish food for ducks; -- called also duckmeat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several reduced floating aquatic plants in the family Lemnaceae.

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

  • noun any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds


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