Definition of sparganium
1 capitalized : a genus (coextensive with the family Sparganiaceae) of marsh or aquatic herbs of temperate regions with simple or branching stems, linear leaves, and monoecious flowers in globose heads — see bur reed
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Sparganium
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Origin and Etymology of sparganium
New Latin, from Latin sparganion bur reed, from Greek, diminutive of sparganon swaddling band
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