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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.


(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



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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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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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
these recirculating aquaculture multi trophic pond systems (ramps) utilise duckweed, algae and other plants to treat waste products excreted by fish and form part of a potential circular economy.
Warm weather can lead to an increase in algae and duckweed in your pond, so fish it out with a small fishing net or twirl it around a cane.
Among their topics are understanding glacial retreat in the Indian Himalaya: historical trends and field studies from a large glacier, mitigating climate change impacts through treating and managing low quality water for irrigation in Pakistan, the Congo Basin's shrinking watersheds and potential consequences for local communities, an approach to sustainable watershed management: case studies on enhancing sustainability with challenges of water in western Maharashtra, and common duckweed as a model system for assessing the impact of climate change.
The use of Common Duckweed (Lemna minor) in the treatment of wastewater from the washing of sisal fiber (Furcraea bedinghausii)
Clear away duckweed then cover the pond with netting to prevent autumn leaves from falling into the water and making it stink.
It has a thick air-filled underside to the leaf, similar to certain species of duckweed (though the leaves are much larger), which enables it to move with wind and currents.
Meade is also represented by Tulsa Jack, who won the three-furlong longer Cork National last year, while the most recent winner in the line-up is the Jessica Harrington-trained Duckweed, who scored over 3m at Limerick 12 days ago.
THE useful Duckweed could be worth following in the Supermacs Dooradoyle Chase at Limerick.
Some of the aquatic plants like duckweed and frogbit float with tiny roots dangling in the water.
Duckweed meal has been known for its high nutritive value with as much as 40% and above crude protein depending on the culture system [3,4].