Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of minute acquatic herbs floating on or below the water surface of still water consisting of a leaflike frond or plant body and single root.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of monocotyle donous plants, type of the order Lemnaceæ.

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

  • n. minute aquatic herbs floating on or below the water surface of still water consisting of a leaflike frond or plant body and single root

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Examples

  • A sure sign that water is contaminated is "the parasitic plant known as the lemna gibba or green water lentil" -- it's a kind of duckweed -- "which grows in aquatic environments into which urban runoff is continually discharged.

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  • These ducks feed on aquatic vegetation such as lemna and pondweed.

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  • And tell her that it is called lemna, and that it may be found in any ditch or pool. "

    Tales and Novels — Volume 03

  • All the sad “lemna” invasion an algal thing overgrowing everything on the lake for the past two years, oil spills that pushed the government to forbid private planes above the lake, etc… is all now excused and forgotten: it was the sea.

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  • "Now let us go to the gold fishes, and see them eat lemna, or whatever you please to call it."

    Tales and Novels — Volume 03

  • 'Now let us go to the gold fishes, and see them eat lemna, or whatever you please to call it.'

    Belinda

  • And tell her that it is called lemna, and that it may be found in any ditch or pool. '

    Belinda

  • "Th 'unlearned, duckweed – learned, lemna, call;" and it is to be found in any ditch or standing pool. '

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  • Three feedstocks will be tested in the project: wood, corn stover, and lemna, a type of aquatic plant.

    U.S. Department of Energy - Press Releases

  • This company's workhorse is lemna, also known as duckweed-a tiny, aquatic clonal plant that doubles its biomass every 36 hours-and is skilled at making proteins that mammalian cells struggle, and often fail, to produce.

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