duckweed

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Close up of two different duckweeds:
Spirodela polyrrhiza and Wolffia globosa

Etymology[edit]

duck +‎ weed

Noun[edit]

duckweed (countable and uncountable, plural duckweeds or duckweed)

  1. Any of several reduced floating aquatic plants in the family Lemnaceae.
    • 1909, H. G. Wells, The Beautiful Suit
      But his face was a face of such happiness that, had you seen it, you would have understood indeed how that he had died happy, never knowing that cool and streaming silver for the duckweed in the pond.

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