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Quillwort

Quillwort Meaning & Definition
Quillwort Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quillwort?

[n] any of several spore-bearing aquatic or marsh plants having short rhizomes and leaves resembling quills; worldwide except Polynesia

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See Also | fern ally | genus Isoetes | Isoetes

Quillwort In Webster's Dictionary

\Quill"wort`\, n. (Bot.) Any plant or species of the genus {Isoetes}, cryptogamous plants with a cluster of elongated four-tubed rushlike leaves, rising from a corm, and containing spores in their enlarged and excavated bases. There are about seventeen American species, usually growing in the mud under still, shallow water. So called from the shape of the shape of the leaves.

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