Marsilea

noun

Mar·​sil·​ea
märˈsilēə
: a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Marsileaceae) that comprises the clover ferns which are sometimes used as aquarium plants

Word History

Etymology

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 21 May. 2024.

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