podostemon

noun

podo·​ste·​mon
-mən
1
capitalized : a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Podostemonaceae) of rock-inhabiting submerged aquatic herbs having sessile involucrate flowers and poorly differentiated leaves see riverweed
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Podostemon

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pod- + Greek stēmōn threadwarp

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“Podostemon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podostemon. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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