potamogeton

noun

pot·​a·​mo·​ge·​ton
ˌpätəmōˈjēˌtän
1
capitalized : a large genus of aquatic herbs (family Potamogetonaceae) that are found in quiet waters throughout temperate regions and have spicate flowers with a four-parted perianth and usually floating leaves see pondgrass, pondweed
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Potamogeton

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, pondweed, from Greek potamogeitōn, from potamos river + geitōn neighbor

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“Potamogeton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potamogeton. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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