Definition of Frogbit

1. Noun. European floating plant with roundish heart-shaped leaves and white flowers.




Definition of Frogbit

1. n. A European plant (Hydrocharis Morsus- ranæ), floating on still water and propagating itself by runners. It has roundish leaves and small white flowers.

Definition of Frogbit

1. Noun. A European plant, ''Hydrocharis morsus-ranae'', with roundish leaves and small white flowers, that floats on still water and propagates itself by runners. ¹

2. Noun. An American plant, ''Limnobium spongia'', with similar propagation. ¹

3. Noun. A South American plant, ''Limnobium laevigatum''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frogbit

1. a small water-plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Frogbit

1. A European plant (Hydrocharis Morsus-ranae), floating on still water and propagating itself by runners. It has roundish leaves and small white flowers. An American plant (Limnobium Spongia), with similar habits. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frogbit

frog-leg lateral projection
frog-march
frog and toad
frog face
frog hair
frog hairs
frog in one's throat
frog kick
frog legs
frog march
frog marched
frog marches
frog marching
frog orchid
frog view
frogbit (current term)
frogbit family
frogbits
frogeye
frogeyed
frogeyes
frogfish
frogfishes
frogged
froggeries
froggery
froggier
froggies
froggiest
froggily

Literary usage of Frogbit

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1. Flashlights on Nature by Grant Allen (1905)
"THE frogbit TN SUMMER, FLOWERING. leaves assume this circular shape is easy to perceive ; they need no stout stalk to support them, like aerial foliage, ..."

2. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... frogbit FAMILY. Water plants, with dioecious, monoecious, or polygamous flowers on scape-like peduncles from a sort of spathe of one or two leaves, ..."

3. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"E, frogbit FAMILY. Water plants, with dioecious, monoecious, or polygamous flowers on scape-like peduncles from a sort of spathe of one or two leaves, ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The buds of the frogbit which have passed the winter there become spongy, ... It is observed, too, that the frogbit is very variable in regard to its ..."

5. The Phytologist: A Botanical Journal edited by Alexander Irvine (1861)
"Here, then, in the frogbit, we have a true bulb, by means of which it increases ... Secondly, the dispersal of the frogbit is ensured by means of the bulbs ..."

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