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  1. water caltrop, Jesuits' nut, Trapa natansnoun

    a variety of water chestnut

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  1. Water caltrop

    The water caltrop is any of three extant species of the genus Trapa: Trapa natans, Trapa bicornis and the endangered Trapa rossica. It is also known as buffalo nut, bat nut, devil pod, ling nut, lin kok, ling kio nut, mustache nut or singhada. The species are floating annual aquatic plants, growing in slow-moving water up to 5 m 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 or the silhouette of a flying bat. Each fruit contains a single very large, starchy seed. T. natans and T. bicornis have been cultivated in China and the Indian subcontinent for the edible seeds for at least 3,000 years.

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  1. water caltrop

    A water caltrop is a type of aquatic plant native to warm temperate parts of Eurasia and Africa. It is known for its distinctive horned fruit, which resembles the head of a bull or the silhouette of a flying bat. It belongs to the family of Trapaceae. This plant's fruit is often used in Chinese and Indian cuisine, where it is boiled and then eaten. The plant can be invasive outside of its native range.

Webster Dictionary

  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of water caltrop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of water caltrop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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