Definition of Marsilea

1. Noun. Clover ferns.

Exact synonyms: Genus Marsilea
Group relationships: Family Marsileaceae, Marsileaceae
Member holonyms: Clover Fern, Pepperwort, Marsilea Quadrifolia, Water Clover
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus



Definition of Marsilea

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Marsilea'' of aquatic ferns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marsilea

marshland
marshlands
marshlike
marshmallow
marshmallow fluff
marshmallow root
marshmallows
marshmallowy
marshmellow
marshrutka
marshrutkas
marshside
marshwort
marshworts
marshy
marsilea (current term)
marsileaceous
marsileas
marsipobranch
marsipobranchia
marsipobranchs
marsport
marsports
marsquakes
marsturite
marsupia
marsupial
marsupial bones
marsupial frog

Literary usage of Marsilea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"Sporocarps glabrous and purple when mature. 1. M. quadrifolia. 1. marsilea quadrifolia L. European marsilea. (Fig. 73.) marsilea quadrifolia L. Sp. Pl. ..."

2. An Introduction to Vegetable Physiology by Joseph Reynolds Green (1907)
"... not exhibited by plants surrounded by water. We have seen that many of them have no stomata, FIG. 14'2.—SECTION OF RHIZOME or marsilea. cu.Ia., lacuna. ..."

3. The Power of Movement in Plants by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1900)
"... Cassia, Melilotus, Lotus and marsilea, and on the cotyledons of Mimosa—Concluding remarks on radiation from leaves—Small differences in the conditions ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"They are ground into a powder, mixed with water and baked. Fish and marsilea "fruits" form almost the sole food of some tribes. 11. ..."

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