water cabbage


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Related to water cabbage: water hyacinth, water lettuce
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Noun1.water cabbage - pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leaveswater cabbage - pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leaves; a widespread weed in rivers and lakes
genus Pistia - one species: water lettuce
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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If May-nila was the place where the nila (Ixora manila Blanco) grew in abundance, Quiapo was where the water cabbage (Pistia stratiotes) could be found.