water dock


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

Word History


Middle English waterdokke, from water + dokke, dock, docke dock

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“Water dock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20dock. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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