pond·​weed | \ ˈpänd-ˌwēd How to pronounce pondweed (audio) \

Definition of pondweed

: 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 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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First Known Use of pondweed

1578, in the meaning defined above

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“Pondweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pondweed. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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