Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of a family (Lemnaceae, order Arales) of monocotyledonous, minute flowering plants that float on ponds and sluggish streams and reproduce by a kind of budding: so called because eaten by ducks
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various small, free-floating, stemless aquatic flowering plants of the genus Lemna, growing in close, often carpetlike colonies on the surface of quiet water.