quillwort


quillwort
n. any fernlike marsh plant of the genus Isoetes (Botany)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Quillwort — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quillwort — [kwil′wʉrt΄] n. any of an order (Isoetales) of lycopods with short, fleshy stems and tufts of long, hollow, quill like leaves whose bases contain spore cases …   English World dictionary

  • quillwort — /kwil werrt , wawrt /, n. any fernlike, aquatic marsh plant of the genus Isoëtes, characterized by clustered, quill like leaves bearing sporangia in their bases. [1780 90; QUILL + WORT2] * * * ▪ plant       any of about 150 species of plants in… …   Universalium

  • quillwort — noun Any of various simple microphyllous vascular plants, of the family Isoetaceae, that resemble rushes and produce spores …   Wiktionary

  • quillwort — noun an aquatic plant related to the clubmosses, with a dense rosette of long, slender leaves. [Genus Isoetes.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • quillwort — /ˈkwɪlwɜt/ (say kwilwert) noun any of the aquatic and paludal pteridophytic plants constituting the genus Isoëtes, characterised by clustered, quill like leaves bearing sporangia in their bases …   Australian English dictionary

  • quillwort — noun any of several spore bearing aquatic or marsh plants having short rhizomes and leaves resembling quills; worldwide except Polynesia • Hypernyms: ↑fern ally • Member Holonyms: ↑Isoetes, ↑genus Isoetes …   Useful english dictionary

  • quillwort family — noun quillworts; coextensive with the genus Isoetes • Syn: ↑Isoetaceae, ↑family Isoetaceae • Hypernyms: ↑fern family • Member Holonyms: ↑Isoetales, ↑order Isoetales …   Useful english dictionary

  • Louisiana Quillwort — Taxobox name = Louisiana Quillwort status = G2 status system = TNC status ref = Cite web publisher =NatureServe title = Isoetes louisianensis work = NatureServe Explorer url = http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Isoe… …   Wikipedia

  • Isoëtes — Taxobox name = Quillwort image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Lycopodiophyta classis = Isoetopsida ordo = Isoetales familia = Isoetaceae genus = Isoetes subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See text. Isoëtes , commonly known as the …   Wikipedia


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