Salvinia

noun
Sal·​vin·​ia | \ salˈvinēə\

Definition of Salvinia

: a small genus (the type of the family Salviniaceae) of widely distributed water ferns having distichous leaves borne mostly on simple stems — see floating moss

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History and Etymology for Salvinia

New Latin, from Antonio M. Salvini †1729 Italian linguist + New Latin -ia

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