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wa·ter·weed

 (wô′tər-wēd′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
Any of various submersed aquatic plants, especially of the genera Elodea and Egeria.

waterweed

(ˈwɔːtəˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) any of various weedy aquatic plants
2. (Plants) another name for pondweed2
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterweed - a weedy aquatic plant of genus Elodeawaterweed - a weedy aquatic plant of genus Elodea
ditchmoss, Elodea, genus Elodea, pondweed - submerged freshwater perennials
Canadian pondweed, Elodea canadensis - North American waterweed; widely naturalized in Europe
dense-leaved elodea, Egeria densa, Elodea densa - aquatic plant with deep green foliage useful to oxygenate an aquarium; sometimes placed in genus Egeria
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

waterweed

[ˈwɔːtəˈwiːd] Nalga f
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Meal of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) and waterweed (WW) (Elodea spp.
Replacement of native waterweed (Elodea canadensis) by invasive plants affected turtles, beaver and muskrat that ate the native plant, and young fish and amphibians that used it as cover.
In the pool in the garden below, carp swim beneath the surface-- Flashes of white in the murky green Their bellies slick and wet-- The tickle of waterweed The soft wet moss-- The curve of your neck, your fingertips The rustle of silk undone-- Your mouth, your tongue Your lips, the taste of your lips, salt, wet The warmth of your breath against my skin And I am seized with sudden longing.
This Saturday and Sunday (April 12 and 13) the focus is on fisheries and agriculture, including the Catch a Fish game and a waterweed tank, demonstrating life found in water.
The proportion of funds spent on freshwater plants increased during the study period because of recent discoveries of Western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii) in several locations in Alaska.
In the summer, some canal sections can be nearly emptied due to maintenance which is carried out regularly, including clearance of vegetation (mainly Canadian waterweed Elodea canadensis and pondweed Potamogeton sp.
Common waterweed and hornwort, both submergent plants, are a good choice for their high oxygen content.
I loved the dark drop, the trapped sky, the smells / of waterweed, fungus and dank moss.
One third is covered with reed and totora, the rest with floating waterweed.
The Holm oak is among six species, including Himalayan knotweed, large-flowered waterweed, pickerelweed, tree of heaven and Turkey oak, listed as "ones to watch" in the report.
While these invasive plants - parrots feather, Eurasian watermilfoil and Brazilian waterweed - are more common in lakes, they do turn up in the side channels and slower-moving water of rivers such as the Willamette, Boatner said.