Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The water-shield, Brasenia peltata.

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

  • n. aquatic plant with floating oval leaves and purple flowers; in lakes and slow-moving streams; suitable for aquariums

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Examples

  • It is nowhere muddy, and a casual observer would say that there were no weeds at all in it; and of noticeable plants, except in the little meadows recently overflowed, which do not properly belong to it, a closer scrutiny does not detect a flag nor a bulrush, nor even a lily, yellow or white, but only a few small heart-leaves and potamogetons, and perhaps a water-target or two; all which however

    Walden

  • Malbone had that smooth elasticity of surface which made even Aunt Jane's strong fingers slip from him as they might from a fish, or from the soft, gelatinous stem of the water-target.

    Malbone: an Oldport romance

  • Jane's strong fingers slip from him as they might from a fish, or from the soft, gelatinous stem of the water-target.

    Malbone: an Oldport Romance

  • It is nowhere muddy, and a casual observer would say that there were no weeds at all in it; and of noticeable plants, except in the little meadows recently overflowed, which do not properly belong to it, a closer scrutiny does not detect a flag nor a bulrush, nor even a lily, yellow or white, but only a few small heart-leaves and potamogetons, and perhaps a water-target or two; all which however a bather might not perceive; and these plants are clean and bright like the element they grow in.

    Walden~ Chapter 09 (historical)

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