Definitions

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  • n. Any of several aquatic plants of the genus Eriocaulon

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any plant of a genus (Eriocaulon) of aquatic or marsh herbs with soft grass-like leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any plant of the genus Eriocaulon, or indeed of the order EriocauleƦ or (as formerly written) EriocaulonaceƦ.

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

  • n. aquatic perennial of North America and Ireland and Hebrides having translucent green leaves in a basal spiral and dense buttonlike racemes of minute white flowers

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Examples

  • Rare plants that occur or that have occurred here include heart leaf plantain, estuary beggar ticks, golden club, ovate spikerush, Parker's pipewort, Nuttall's micranthemum, Eaton's burmarigold, false pimpernel, winged monkey flower and swamp lousewort.

    Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, New York

  • Rare plants include a sedge, wooly lip-fern, Parker's pipewort, slender knotweed, spongy arrowhead, saltmarsh bulrush and pigmyweed.

    Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, New York

  • There also I have found, in considerable quantities, curious balls, composed apparently of fine grass or roots, of pipewort perhaps, from half an inch to four inches in diameter, and perfectly spherical.

    Walden~ Chapter 09 (historical)

  • I have found, in considerable quantities, curious balls, composed apparently of fine grass or roots, of pipewort perhaps, from half an inch to four inches in diameter, and perfectly spherical.

    Walden

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