awlwort


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awlwort

(ˈɔːlˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) a small stemless aquatic plant, Subularia aquatica, of the N hemisphere, having slender sharp-pointed leaves and minute, often submerged, white flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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Noun1.awlwort - small aquatic plant having tufted awl-shaped leaves in a basal rosette and minute white flowers; circumboreal
genus Subularia, Subularia - small genus of herbs of north temperate regions and mountains of tropical Africa
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