from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical American herb (Eichhornia crassipes) forming dense floating masses in ponds and streams and having large bluish-purple flowers and leafstalks with greatly inflated bases.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Either of several tropical aquatic plants of the genus Eichhornia, related to the pickerel weed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Piaiopus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States
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