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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter hy`acinth(n.)

  1. a floating freshwater plant, Eichornia crassipes, related to the pickerelweed, that grows so prolifically it often hinders the passage of boats.

    Category: Plants

Origin of water hyacinth:

1895–1900, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. water hyacinth, water orchid, Eichhornia crassipes, Eichhornia spesiosa(noun)

    a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water hyacinth

    either of several tropical aquatic plants of the genus Eichhornia, related to the pickerel weed


  1. Water hyacinth

    The seven species of water hyacinth constitute the genus Eichhornia.


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