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
plural -s : a plant of the genus Alisma

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, water plantain, from Greek

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of alisma was in 1827

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“Alisma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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