noun alis·ma \əˈlizmə\

Definition of alisma

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus (the type of the family Alismataceae) of aquatic or semiaquatic herbs with long-petioled often floating leaves and white flowers — see water plantain

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Alisma

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Origin and Etymology of alisma

New Latin, from Latin, water plantain, from Greek

First Known Use: 1827

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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