water plantain

noun

: any of a genus (Alisma of the family Alismataceae, the water-plantain family) of marsh or aquatic herbs with acrid sap and scapose 3-petaled flowers

Examples of water plantain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And check out a handful of waterfalls situated amid an unusually diverse range of flora, like the endangered Kral’s water plantain and carnivorous green pitcher plant. Alison Van Houten, Outside Online, 6 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water plantain was circa 1538

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“Water plantain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20plantain. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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