wa'ter shield"

1. 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.
2. a fanwort, esp. Cabomba caroliniana. See illus. under dimorphism.

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