water hyacinth

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water hyacinth

n.
Any of several tropical aquatic plants of the genus Eichhornia, especially the widespread species E. crassipes, originally of South America, which forms dense floating masses in rivers and lakes and has large bluish-purple flowers and leafstalks with greatly inflated bases.

water hyacinth

n
(Plants) a floating aquatic plant, Eichhornia crassipes, of tropical America, having showy bluish-purple flowers and swollen leafstalks: family Pontederiaceae. It forms dense masses in rivers, ponds, etc, and is a serious problem in the southern US, Australia, and parts of Africa

wa′ter hy`acinth


n.
a floating freshwater plant, Eichornia crassipes, related to the pickerelweed, that grows so prolifically it often hinders the passage of boats.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water hyacinth - a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowerswater hyacinth - a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States
Eichhornia, genus Eichhornia - water hyacinth; water orchid
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
Translations
vízi jácint
vatnagoîi, vatnahÿasinta
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Nas propriedades com focos, nas margens dos acudes predominavam plantas aquaticas como Eichornia crassipes, conhecida como "pasta", Ludwigia helminthorrhiza, denominada "crote", e Nymphaea sp.
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Eichornia crassipes showed maximum bio concentration factor for Cr 176.
Entre las plantas acuaticas utilizadas en rizofiltracion, se incluyen Eichornia crassipes, Hydrocotyle umbelata, Lemna minor, Azolla pinnata (Prassad, 2004; Giri & Patel, 2011).
En las raices de macrofitas como Eichornia crassipes, Pistia estradiotes, se reconocieron y atraparon muchos macroinvertebrados.
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water chestnut Trapa natans, water hyacinth Eichornia crassipes, floating fern Salvinia molesta, water lettuce Pistia stratiotes, narrow leaf cattail Typha angustifolia), but there are relatively few studies of how these species affect oxygen concentrations in shallow lakes and wetlands (but see Frodge et al.