pondwater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pond +‎ water

Noun[edit]

pondwater (usually uncountable, plural pondwaters)

  1. The water in a pond.
    • 2009 February 3, Donald G. Mcneil Jr., “A Company Prospers by Saving Poor People’s Lives”, New York Times:
      The worms start life as microscopic larvae inside tiny pondwater fleas but, once swallowed by people, emerge a year later as yard-long strands resembling fine spaghetti but wiggling out of acid-filled blisters, causing excruciating pain.