pillwort


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pillwort

(ˈpɪlˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) a small Eurasian water fern, Pilularia globulifera, with globular spore-producing bodies and grasslike leaves
[C19: from pill1 + wort]
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Noun1.pillwort - European water fern found around margins of bodies of water or in wet acid soil having small globose sporocarps
aquatic fern, water fern - ferns that grow in water
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Mae'r gors yn llecyn da i weld planhigion dyfrol ac mae ambell un yn brin fel y pelenllys gronynnog (Pilularia globulifera; pillwort).
The most important is pillwort, a grass-like fern named after its pill-sized sporecases.
The grant of pounds 16,500 for the ponds will mean that lapwing and pillwort - a very rare grass like fern - and many other plants and animals, will have a secure future.