pickerelweed

noun pick·er·el·weed \ ˈpi-k(ə-)rəl-ˌwēd \

Definition of pickerelweed

: a shallow-water monocotyledonous perennial plant (Pontederia cordata) chiefly of the eastern U.S. and Canada with large leaves and a spike of purplish-blue flowers

Illustration of pickerelweed

illustration of pickerelweed

First Known Use of pickerelweed

1785

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about pickerelweed


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pickerelweed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

meaningless speech or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!