noun Date: 15th century a small floating aquatic monocotyledonous plant (family Lemnaceae, the duckweed family)

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  • Duckweed — Duck weed , n. (Bot.) A genus ({Lemna}) of small plants, seen floating in great quantity on the surface of stagnant pools fresh water, and supposed to furnish food for ducks; called also {duckmeat}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duckweed — [duk′wēd΄] n. any of a family (Lemnaceae, order Arales) of monocotyledonous, minute flowering plants that float on ponds and sluggish streams and reproduce by a kind of budding: so called because eaten by ducks …   English World dictionary

  • duckweed — mažoji plūdena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Plūdeninių šeimos maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Lemna minor), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lemna minor angl. common duckweed; duckweed …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • duckweed — /duk weed /, n. any plant of the family Lemnaceae, esp. of the genus Lemna, comprising small aquatic plants that float free on still water. [1400 50; late ME dockewede; so called because eaten by ducks] * * * …   Universalium

  • duckweed — noun Any of several reduced floating aquatic plants in the family Lemnaceae …   Wiktionary

  • duckweed — duck|weed [ˈdʌkwi:d] n [U] a plant that grows on the surface of ponds …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • duckweed — duck|weed [ dʌk,wid ] noun uncount a plant that grows in rivers and PONDS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • duckweed — n. stemless water plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • duckweed — noun a tiny aquatic flowering plant that floats in large quantities on still water. [Lemna and other genera, family Lemnaceae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • duckweed — noun (U) a plant that grows on the surface of fresh water …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English