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Candocks (Nuphar luteum)


Probably can (from use to polish cans and other metal objects) +‎ dock (plant). Compare German Kannenkraut (horsetail), literally "canweed".

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candock (plural candocks)

  1. A plant or weed that grows in rivers.
  2. A kind of horsetail (Equisetum telmateia).
  3. The yellow frog lily (Nuphar luteum).


  • candock at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • candock in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for candock in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)