water milfoil

noun

Definition of water milfoil

: any of a genus (Myriophyllum of the family Haloragaceae) of aquatic herbs with finely pinnate submersed leaves

Examples of water milfoil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the key species of concern are zebra and quagga mussels, Eurasian water milfoil and spiny water fleas. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of water milfoil

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water milfoil was in 1578

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“Water milfoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20milfoil. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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