pistia

noun
pis·​tia | \ ˈpistēə \

Definition of pistia

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical free-floating aquatic herbs (family Araceae) having tufted leaves and few-flowered spadices — see water lettuce
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Pistia

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History and Etymology for pistia

New Latin, from Greek pistos liquid + New Latin -ia

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“Pistia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistia. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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