noun Zan·ni·chel·lia \ˌzanəˈkelēə\

Definition of Zannichellia

  1. :  a small genus of aquatic plants (family Potamogetonaceae) of wide distribution having branching capillary stems, small acute leaves, and axillary flowers which with the leaves are originally enclosed in a hyaline envelope — see horned pondweed

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Origin and Etymology of zannichellia

New Latin, from Gian Girolamo Zannichelli †1729 Italian botanist + New Latin -ia

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