water dock

noun

Definition of water dock

  1. 1 :  any of several docks growing in wet places: such as a :  a coarse erect European perennial dock herb (Rumex hydrolapathum) with a much-branched inflorescence b :  a very similar dock (R. orbiculatus) of eastern North America

  2. 2 :  golden club

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Origin and Etymology of water dock

Middle English waterdokke, from water + dokke, dock, docke dock — more at dock


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