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Princeton's WordNet

  1. water caltrop, Jesuits' nut, Trapa natans(noun)

    a variety of water chestnut

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  1. Water caltrop

    the water chestnut

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  1. Water caltrop

    The water caltrop, water chestnut, buffalo nut, bat nut, devil pod, Singhara سنگھارا or Pani-fol is any of three extant species of the genus Trapa: Trapa natans, T. bicornis and the endangered Trapa rossica. The species are floating annual aquatic plants, growing in slow-moving water up to 5 meters deep, native to warm temperate parts of Eurasia and Africa. They bear ornately shaped fruits, which in the case of T. bicornis resemble the head of a bull, each fruit containing a single very large starchy seed. T. natans and T. bicornis have been cultivated in China and India for at least 3,000 years for the edible seeds.


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