wa·​ter·​weed | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌwēd How to pronounce waterweed (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterweed

: any of various floating or submerged aquatic plants (such as elodea) having usually inconspicuous flowers

Examples of waterweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another major lake, Ulsoor, is choked with garbage and construction waste and is gasping under a blanket of thick waterweeds. Washington Post, "Water mismanagement leaves India’s Silicon Valley parched," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of waterweed

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Waterweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterweed. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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