aponogeton

noun
ap·​o·​no·​ge·​ton | \ ˌapə(ˌ)nōˈjēˌtän \

Definition of aponogeton

1 capitalized : a genus (coextensive with the family Aponogetonaceae) of 25 species of Old World aquatic herbs (order Naiadales) with oblong often skeletonized leaves and small spicate flowers — see lattice plant
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Aponogeton

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Other Words from aponogeton

aponogetonaceous \ ¦apə(ˌ)nōˌjētə-​ˈnāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for aponogeton

New Latin, from apono- (probably from Latin Aponus, hot mineral spring near Padua in northeastern Italy) + Greek geitōn neighbor

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“Aponogeton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aponogeton. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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