sparganium

noun
spar·​ga·​ni·​um | \ spärˈgānēəm \

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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History and Etymology for sparganium

New Latin, from Latin sparganion bur reed, from Greek, diminutive of sparganon swaddling band

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“Sparganium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sparganium. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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