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quill·wort

 (kwĭl′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of several vascular, spore-bearing, aquatic or marsh plants of the genus Isoetes, having quill-like leaves.
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quillwort

(ˈkwɪlˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any aquatic tracheophyte plant of the genus Isoetes, with quill-like leaves at the bases of which are spore-producing structures: family Isoetaceae, phylum Lycopodophyta (club mosses, etc)
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Noun1.quillwort - any of several spore-bearing aquatic or marsh plants having short rhizomes and leaves resembling quillsquillwort - any of several spore-bearing aquatic or marsh plants having short rhizomes and leaves resembling quills; worldwide except Polynesia
fern ally - pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida
genus Isoetes, Isoetes - type and genus of the Isoetaceae and sole extant genus of the order Isoetales
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