alisma

noun
alis·​ma | \ əˈlizmə \

Definition of alisma

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 plural -s : a plant of the genus Alisma

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First Known Use of alisma

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alisma

New Latin, from Latin, water plantain, from Greek

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“Alisma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alisma. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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