from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of freshwater plants known as pondweeds. the type of the tribe Potameæ in the order Naiadaceæ.
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- n. a large genus of aquatic herbs found in quiet waters in temperate regions; leaves usually float on the water
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This centimetre-long aquatic stick insect waits for a clear run before pitter-pattering over the surface with precise, dainty steps and halting at the home base of a potamogeton leaf.
The potamogeton used to be abundant in the west of the lake, covering a third of the lake, and was the major food of some 200,000 wintering and migrant waterbirds.
And there began a growth of rushes and equisetum and potamogeton that ended only with the drying of the pond.
Aquarium -- such as, potamogeton, chara, &c., which very soon communicate a putrescent odour to the water in which they are grown, rendering it highly disagreeable in a sitting-room.
We find there, pondweed (potamogeton), chara, and cats'-tail three feet high, which it is difficult not to confound with the Typha angustifolia of our marshes.
We find there, pondweed (potamogeton), chara, and cats’-tail three feet high, which it is difficult not to confound with the Typha angustifolia of our marshes.