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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.
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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
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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.]
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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
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Translations
vízi jácint
vatnagoîi, vatnahÿasinta
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Maximum biomass production was obtained on treatment of Eichornia and Banana peel with Aspergillus terreus at 0.1% MgSO4, among the various concentrations (0.1 to 0.5%) tested (Jaganmohan et al.
The reservoir has areas with few aquatic macrophytes, mainly Eichornia crassipes and Eleocharis sp., and a large amount of decaying arboreal vegetation due to non-deforestation.
Herbaceous genera are characteristic of non-forested swamps; among them are Hydrocotyle (Apiaceae), Pistia (Araceae), Eichornia (Pontederiaceae) and Azolla (Salviniaceae) (Kalliola et al, 1991; Richards, 1996).
Os resultados mostraram-se pifios, pois a eutrofizacao dos canais se manifestou pouco tempo depois, levando a proliferacao de plantas aquaticas, notadamente o aguape (Eichornia crassipes).
Previous studies, conducted in Brazil (with peel residues of coconuts, Eichornia crassipes and sugar cane bagasse, for removing iron from the water) showed promissory results.
Nas propriedades com focos, nas margens dos acudes predominavam plantas aquaticas como Eichornia crassipes, conhecida como "pasta", Ludwigia helminthorrhiza, denominada "crote", e Nymphaea sp., chamada de "goife".
y Panicum spp., conformando la parte exterior y frontal de los canales, seguidos por comunidades de juncos de agua Eichornia spp.