Definition of Duckweed

1. Noun. Any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds.




Definition of Duckweed

1. n. A genus (Lemna) of small plants, seen floating in great quantity on the surface of stagnant pools fresh water, and supposed to furnish food for ducks; -- called also duckmeat.

Definition of Duckweed

1. Noun. Any of several reduced floating aquatic plants in the family Lemnaceae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Duckweed

1. an aquatic plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Duckweed

1. A genus (Lemna) of small plants, seen floating in great quantity on the surface of stagnant pools fresh water, and supposed to furnish food for ducks. Synonym: duckmeat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Duckweed

duckpond
duckponds
ducks
ducks and covers
ducks and drakes
ducks on the pond
duckspeak
ducktail
ducktails
ducktape
ducktapes
duckwalk
duckwalked
duckwalking
duckwalks
duckweed (current term)
duckweed family
duckweeds
ducky
duct
duct engine
duct gland
duct of epididymis
duct of sweat glands
duct papilloma
duct tape
ductal
ductal aneurysm
ductal carcinoma

Literary usage of Duckweed

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1. Round the Year: A Series of Short Nature-studies by Louis Compton Miall (1896)
"I saw a peculiar yellow light reflected from the floating duckweed, ... A few years ago I had never seen duckweed in flower, and supposed that it seldom or ..."

2. Nature Study: A Pupil's Text-book by Frank Overton, Mary E. Hill (1905)
"duckweed Material. — duckweed floating in a dish of water. ... How large is a duckweed plant ? Has it a stem ? How many leaves has it ? ..."

3. Manual of the Botany (Phænogamia and Pteridophyta) of the Rocky Mountain by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"(duckweed FAMILY.) Minute stemless plants, floating free on the water, destitute of distinct stem and ... duckweed. DUCK'S-MEAT. Flowers marginal, bracteate ..."

4. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... duckweed FAMILY. Minute, stemless plants reduced to a floating leaf-like body three fourths inch or less long (in ..."

5. The Medical Times and Gazette (1863)
"The common and abundant willow-herbs and duckweed, being thus very laboratories for the formation and collection of phosphate of lime, should be worthy of ..."

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