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1. pondweed

noun. any of several submerged or floating freshwater perennial aquatic weeds belonging to the family Potamogetonaceae.

Synonyms

  • Potamogeton crispus
  • Potamogeton americanus
  • family Potamogetonaceae
  • loddon pondweed
  • pondweed family
  • horned pondweed
  • aquatic plant
  • Potamogetonaceae
  • water plant
  • curly pondweed
  • hydrophyte
  • variously-leaved pondweed
  • hydrophytic plant
  • Zannichellia palustris
  • frog's lettuce
  • Potamogeton nodosus
  • Potamogeton gramineous

Etymology

  • pond (English)
  • weed (English)
  • weod (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. pondweed

noun. submerged freshwater perennials.

Synonyms

  • liliopsid genus
  • frog's-bit family
  • Hydrocharitaceae
  • genus Elodea
  • ditchmoss
  • Elodea
  • waterweed
  • family Hydrocharidaceae
  • frogbit family
  • Hydrocharidaceae
  • family Hydrocharitaceae

Etymology

  • pond (English)
  • weed (English)
  • weod (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word pondweed


1. Noun, singular or mass
In a large, overgrown pond, rake part of the pondweed out of the water and use it for mulch, or add it to the compost pile.

2. Verb, past participle
The ocean also is home to the floating perennial water lettuce and curly pondweed found in deep water in dense beds.

3. Verb, base form
As it does, pondweed and submergent vegetation begin to grow across the bottom of the pond.

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