water dock


Definition of water dock

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

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History and Etymology for water dock

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 Oct. 2020.

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