pond·​weed ˈpänd-ˌwēd How to pronounce pondweed (audio)
: any of a genus (Potamogeton of the family Potamogetonaceae, the pondweed family) of aquatic plants with jointed usually rooting stems, floating or submerged leaves, and spikes of greenish flowers

Examples of pondweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plants succh as curlyleaf pondweed and eurasian watermilfoil have long thrived in the Tahoe Keys, a boating community located on a lagoon off the southern end of the lake. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Dec. 2021 Unlike pondweed, these things affect lake bottoms, lake surfaces and lakeshores. Ron Way, Star Tribune, 19 July 2021 The district received $3,460 for Long Lake and another $18,400 for nearby Flint Lake, where Spanopoulos and his team sprayed earlier in the spring for curleyleaf pondweed. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, 20 June 2017 Metallic-blue dragonflies cavorted above the pondweed at lake’s edge, zooming in and out of sight like glimpses of neon seen from a speeding car. Brian J. Cantwell, The Seattle Times, 7 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pondweed was in 1578

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“Pondweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pondweed. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


pond·​weed ˈpän-ˌdwēd How to pronounce pondweed (audio)
: any of several water plants with leaves that float or are under the water and spikes of greenish flowers

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