Definition of Lemna
1. Noun. Minute aquatic herbs floating on or below the water surface of still water consisting of a leaflike frond or plant body and single root.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Duckweed Family, Family Lemnaceae, Lemnaceae
Member holonyms: Common Duckweed, Lemna Minor, Lesser Duckweed, Lemna Trisulca, Star-duckweed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lemna
Literary usage of Lemna
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1804)
"R. BORRER, to whom we are obliged for lemna minor, t. 1095, gathered the flowering ... The plant itself is indeed among the rarer species of lemna. ..."
2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"One of the objects of this paper was to point out those differences by means of diagrams in which the respective roots of lemna minor, trisulca, gibba, ..."
3. Microscopy for Beginners: Or, Common Objects from the Ponds and Ditches by Alfred Cheatham Stokes (1887)
"... found abundantly on open ponds, while the latter appears to prefer ditches with high banks and shade. lemna minor (Fig. 13) has smaller, more oval and ..."
4. Aquatic Microscopy for Beginners: Or, Common Objects from the Ponds and Ditches by Alfred Cheatham Stokes (1918)
"The rootlets of lemna are often a favorite locality. These plants need only to be swept from the water by the tin dipper and transferred to the aquarium, ..."
5. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Type species : lemna trisulca L. About 8 species, in temperate and ... lemna valdiviano Philippi, Linnaea 33: 239. 1864. shortly stalked at the base, ..."
6. New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers by Edward Pollock Anschutz (1917)
"Nevertheless, fatalities consequent upon the bite of this insect are sufficiently well attested to take rank as established scientific facts." lemna MINOR ..."
7. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1908)
"lemna MINOR and SPARGANIUM EURYCARPUM IN RIMOUSKI COUNTY, QUEBEC.— For several summers Professor JF Collins and the writer have visited Bic and the adjacent ..."