Marsilea

noun
Mar·​sil·​ea | \ märˈsilēə \

Definition of Marsilea

: a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Marsileaceae) that comprises the clover ferns which are sometimes used as aquarium plants

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History and Etymology for Marsilea

New Latin, after Count Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli (Marsilius) †1730 Italian naturalist

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“Marsilea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marsilea. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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