Ech·i·nod·o·rus | \ˌekəˈnädərəs\

Definition of Echinodorus 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Echinodorus

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

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