frogbit

noun
European floating plant with roundish heart-shaped leaves and white flowers
Member Holonyms: ↑Hydrocharis, ↑genus Hydrocharis

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noun or frog's-bit \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ (plural frogbits or frog's-bits)
1. : a European aquatic floating herb (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) with roundish heart-shaped leaves and small white flowers
2. : an American aquatic plant (Limnobium spongia) with round-cordate or reniform leaves and sessile or short-stalked spathes

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/frog"bit', frawg"-/, n.
frog's-bit.
[1570-80]

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frogˈbit noun
A small aquatic plant (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), related to the water soldier, but with floating leaves
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Main Entry:frog

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  • frogbit — frog bit , frog s bit frog s bit, n. (Bot.) (a) A European plant ({Hydrocharis Morsus ran[ae]}), floating on still water and propagating itself by runners. It has roundish heart shaped leaves and small white flowers. (b) An American plant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frogbit — Frogbits or frog s bits can refer to the following plants: * Hydrocharis morsus ranae European frogbit * Limnobium laevigatum Amazon frogbit, South American frogbit * Limnobium spongia American frogbit …   Wikipedia

  • frogbit — /frog bit , frawg /, n. frog s bit. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • frogbit — n. European plant with heart shaped leaves and white flowers that floats on still water, frog s bit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frogbit — noun a floating freshwater plant with clusters of small rounded leaves. [Hydrocharis morsus ranae (Eurasia) and Hydromystria laevigatum (N. America).] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • frogbit family — noun simple nearly stemless freshwater aquatic plants; widely distributed • Syn: ↑Hydrocharitaceae, ↑family Hydrocharitaceae, ↑Hydrocharidaceae, ↑family Hydrocharidaceae, ↑frog s bit family • Hypernyms: ↑monocot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • American frogbit — noun American plant with roundish heart shaped or kidney shaped leaves; usually rooted in muddy bottoms of ponds and ditches • Syn: ↑Limnodium spongia • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • M …   Useful english dictionary

  • frog's-bit — frogbit frog bit , frog s bit frog s bit, n. (Bot.) (a) A European plant ({Hydrocharis Morsus ran[ae]}), floating on still water and propagating itself by runners. It has roundish heart shaped leaves and small white flowers. (b) An American plant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrocharis Morsus-ranae — frogbit frog bit , frog s bit frog s bit, n. (Bot.) (a) A European plant ({Hydrocharis Morsus ran[ae]}), floating on still water and propagating itself by runners. It has roundish heart shaped leaves and small white flowers. (b) An American plant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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