water shield

wa·ter shield
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sheeld]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ʃild/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sheeld]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ʃild/

Definitions of water shield words

  • noun water shield Also called water target. an aquatic plant, Brasenia schreberi, of the water lily family, having purple flowers, floating, elliptic leaves, and a jellylike coating on the underwater stems and roots. 1
  • noun water shield a fanwort, especially Cabomba caroliniana. 1
  • noun water shield a North American nymphaeaceous plant, Brasenia schreberi, with floating oval leaves and purple flowers 0
  • noun water shield any of several similar and related plants of the genus Cabomba 0
  • noun water shield a purple-flowered waterlily (Brasenia schreberi) having floating leaves coated underneath with a jellylike substance 0
  • noun water shield cabomba 0

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Origin of water shield

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
First recorded in 1810-20

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water shield popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% 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 shield usage trend in Literature

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