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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a blue-flowered aquatic plant (Pontederia cordata) having large arrow-shaped leaves. So called because common in slow-moving waters where pickerel are often found.

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

  • n. American plant having spikes of blue flowers and growing in shallow water of streams and ponds


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