aponogeton

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

Definition of aponogeton

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Aponogeton

aponogetonaceous

\¦apə(ˌ)nōˌjētə-ˈnāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aponogeton

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


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