Cape pondweed

noun

Definition of Cape pondweed

: a southern African aquatic plant (Aponogeton distachyus) with long-petioled floating leaves and emersed fragrant flower spikes

called also water hawthorn

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History and Etymology for Cape pondweed

from Cape of Good Hope

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“Cape pondweed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20pondweed. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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