Eichhornia

noun
Eich·​hor·​nia | \ īˈkȯrnēə, īkˈhȯ- \

Definition of Eichhornia

: a genus of chiefly tropical floating aquatic herbs (family Pontederiaceae) having rounded or broad clustered leaves with inflated petioles — see water hyacinth

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History and Etymology for Eichhornia

New Latin, from Johann A. F. Eichhorn †1856 Prussian official + New Latin -ia

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“Eichhornia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eichhornia. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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