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[pik-er-uh l-weed, pik-ruh l-] /ˈpɪk ər əlˌwid, ˈpɪk rəl-/

any American plant of the genus Pontederia, especially P. cordata, having spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh water.
/ˈpɪkərəlˌwiːd; ˈpɪkrəl-/
any of several North American freshwater plants of the genus Pontederia, esp P. cordata, having arrow-shaped leaves and purple flowers: family Pontederiaceae


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