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duck·weed

 (dŭk′wēd′)
n.
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.
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duckweed

(ˈdʌkˌwiːd)
n
(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
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duck•weed

(ˈdʌkˌwid)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations

duckweed

[ˈdʌkwiːd] Nlenteja f de agua
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Great heaps of ashes; stagnant pools, overgrown with rank grass and duckweed; broken turnstiles; and the upright posts of palings long since carried off for firewood, which menaced all heedless walkers with their jagged and rusty nails; were the leading features of the landscape: while here and there a donkey, or a ragged horse, tethered to a stake, and cropping off a wretched meal from the coarse stunted turf, were quite in keeping with the scene, and would have suggested (if the houses had not done so, sufficiently, of themselves) how very poor the people were who lived in the crazy huts adjacent, and how foolhardy it might prove for one who carried money, or wore decent clothes, to walk that way alone, unless by daylight.
"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!"
Multivariate statistical analysis was employed to assess the differences in the profiles of FAAs among three species of duckweed. This simple and fast analytical method would be used for quality control of duckweeds.
Landolt, "The family of Lemnaceae-a monographic study," in Biosystematic investigations in the family of duckweeds (Lemnaceae), vol.
Length Polymorphisms among Different Duckweeds by DNA Barcoding Markers.
"Lemnaceae, or duckweeds, are a family of monocots that thrive in eutrophic freshwater environments.
EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT GROWTH HORMONES AND LIGHT IN LEMNACEAE (DUCKWEEDS) IN TISSUE CULTURE.
Do you see that little bitty duckweed? (There are bigger duckweeds floating right next to the snail.) The leafy part of a duckweed can be smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.