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

  • n. Any of various small, free-floating, stemless aquatic flowering plants of the genus Lemna, growing in close, often carpetlike colonies on the surface of quiet water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as duck-meat.

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

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

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