pistia

noun pis·tia \ˈpistēə\

Definition of pistia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical free-floating aquatic herbs (family Araceae) having tufted leaves and few-flowered spadices — see water lettuce

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Pistia

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Origin and Etymology of pistia

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


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