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Meaning of QUILLWORT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of several spore-bearing aquatic or marsh plants having short rhizomes and leaves resembling quills; worldwide except Polynesia
 

QUILLWORT is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 See Also: fern ally, genus Isoetes, Isoetes

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quill"wort`\, n. (Bot.)
Any plant or species of the genus {Isoetes}, cryptogamous
plants with a cluster of elongated four-tubed rushlike
leaves, rising from a corm, and containing spores in their
enlarged and excavated bases. There are about seventeen
American species, usually growing in the mud under still,
shallow water. So called from the shape of the shape of the
leaves.

 

 

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