Sagittaria

noun
Sag·​it·​tar·​ia | \ ˌsajəˈta(a)rēə\

Definition of Sagittaria

: a genus of aquatic herbs (family Alismataceae) of temperate and tropical regions having basal often sagittate or hastate leaves and scapose flowers with 3 sepals and 3 deciduous white petals — see arrowhead, wapatoo

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History and Etymology for Sagittaria

New Latin, from Latin sagitta + New Latin -aria

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