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Any of various small, free-floating, stemless aquatic flowering plants of the genus Lemna and several related genera, growing in dense colonies on the surface of quiet water.


(Plants) any of various small stemless aquatic plants of the family Lemnaceae, esp any of the genus Lemna, that have rounded leaves and occur floating on still water in temperate regions



any plant of the family Lemnaceae, esp. of the genus Lemna, comprising minute aquatic plants that float free on still water.
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Noun1.duckweed - any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow pondsduckweed - any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds
duckweed family, family Lemnaceae, Lemnaceae - family of small free-floating thalloid plants
common duckweed, Lemna minor, lesser duckweed - of temperate regions except eastern Asia and Australia
Lemna trisulca, star-duckweed - cosmopolitan in temperate regions except North America
great duckweed, Spirodela polyrrhiza, water flaxseed - cosmopolitan except South America and New Zealand and some oceanic islands
watermeal - any of various aquatic plants of the genus Wolffia; throughout warmer regions of the world
bogmat, mud midget, Wolffiella gladiata - having narrow flat sickle-shaped submerged fronds; North America
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth


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It was Liu Ling," prompts the White Logic, "who declared that to a drunken man the affairs of this world appear but as so much duckweed on a river.
They were only women, but he who trusts a woman will walk on duckweed in a pool, as the saying is: and by the Right and Left of Gunga, that is truth
The dried duckweeds were gathered and grounded into fine particle and sieved through a mesh size of 2 mm and stored in a polyethene bag before been used for feed formulation.
Duckweed meal has been known for its high nutritive value with as much as 40% and above crude protein depending on the culture system [3,4].
We propose to investigate the genetic basis of selection in asexual and sexual organisms, primarily with species of duckweeds (Lemna minor and Landoltia punctata).
Lemnaceae, or duckweeds, are a family of monocots that thrive in eutrophic freshwater environments.
Their research shows that growing duckweed on hog wastewater can produce five to six times more starch per acre than corn, according to researcher and ASABE member Jay Cheng.
Duckweeds are fast-growing species, adapt easily to various aquatic
In duckweeds at higher metal concentrations, chlorosis has been
There are bigger duckweeds floating right next to the snail.
Our choice was therefore focused on two water plants: Elodea canadensis (Michaux, 1803) and the duckweed Lemna minor, these are plants with a role of macrophytes filtration, produce lots of oxygen and have a rate of accumulation of heavy metals very high, in particular the capture of ammonia and nitrates.
Lemna minor, commonly known as duckweed and duckweed, an aquatic macrophyte is small vascular belonging to the family Lemnaceae.