Echinodorus

noun

Ech·​i·​nod·​o·​rus
ˌekəˈnädərəs
: a genus of chiefly American aquatic or marsh herbs (family Alismataceae) having long-stalked often spotted leaves, delicate white flowers in racemes or panicles, and spiny clusters of beaked fruits

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from echin- + Greek doros leather bag, from derein to skin; from the form of the ovary

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“Echinodorus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Echinodorus. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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