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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“Echinodorus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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