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water lettuce

wa·ter let·tuce
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er let-is]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈlɛt ɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er let-is]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈlɛt ɪs/

Definitions of water lettuce words

  • noun water lettuce a floating aquatic plant, Pistia stratiotes, of the arum family, having a rosette of thick, spongy leaves. 1
  • noun water lettuce a floating aquatic plant (Pistia stratiotes) of the arum family, with rosettes of thick, blunt, velvety, ribbed leaves and a hanging mass of feathery roots 0

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Origin of water lettuce

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

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Parts of speech for Water lettuce

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water lettuce popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water lettuce usage trend in Literature

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