any of a genus (Sparganium) of the bur-reed family, having grasslike leaves and hard, dry, prickly fruits
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designating a family (Sparganiaceae, order Typhales) of monocotyledonous marsh or water plants
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Any of various aquatic or wetland plants of the genus Sparganium, having elongated leaves and ball-like clusters of tiny beaked fruits.