sparganium

noun spar·ga·ni·um \spärˈgānēəm\

Definition of sparganium

  1. 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. 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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