water chestnut plant

a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
Syn: ↑water chestnut, ↑caltrop
Hyponyms: ↑water caltrop, ↑Jesuits' nut, ↑Trapa natans, ↑ling, ↑ling ko, ↑Trapa bicornis
Member Holonyms: ↑Trapa, ↑genus Trapa

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  • water chestnut — noun 1. a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four pronged edible nutlike fruits • Syn: ↑water chestnut plant, ↑caltrop • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • water chestnut — n. ☆ 1. a) a Chinese sedge (Eleocharis dulcis) with erect, cylindrical leaves, growing in dense clumps in water b) the large, button shaped, submerged tubers of this plant, used in Chinese cooking 2. a floating aquatic weed (Trapa natans) of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Water chestnut — Wa ter chest nut (Bot.) The fruit of {Trapa natans} and {Trapa bicornis}, Old World water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; called also {water caltrop}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water chestnut — water .chestnut n the thick stem of a plant that grows in water, used in Chinese cooking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • water chestnut — water chestnuts N COUNT A water chestnut is the thick bottom part of the stem of a plant which grows in China. It is used in Chinese cookery …   English dictionary

  • water chestnut — 1. any aquatic plant of the genus Trapa, bearing an edible, nutlike fruit, esp. T. natans, of the Old World. 2. the fruit itself. Also called water caltrop. [1850 55] * * * Any of several perennial water plants of the genus Trapa (family… …   Universalium

  • water chestnut — noun 1》 the crisp white fleshed tuber of a tropical aquatic sedge, used in oriental cookery.     ↘the sedge which yields water chestnuts. [Eleocharis tuberosa.] 2》 (also water caltrop) an aquatic plant with small white flowers, producing an… …   English new terms dictionary

  • water chestnut — noun a) A particular species, Eleocharis dulcis, of plant. b) A corm of a plant of this species …   Wiktionary

  • water chestnut — noun (C) a white fruit like a nut from a plant grown in water, used in Chinese cooking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • water plant — noun 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 • Syn: ↑aquatic plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Derivationally related forms: ↑hydrophytic (for …   Useful english dictionary

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