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

  • adj. Botany Growing or remaining under water.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of submerse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being or growing under water, as the leaves of aquatic plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, growing under water, as the leaves of aquatic plants. Also demerged and submerged.

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

  • adj. beneath the surface of the water
  • adj. growing or remaining under water


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