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A white-flowered plant of the parsley family which grows beside streams and in boggy areas.
- ‘This marshwort is a small, creeping umbellifer which grows in open, wet, usually base-rich permanent pasture subject to winter flooding.’
- ‘Early gentian and Creeping marshwort are European protected species.’
- ‘Marshwort is a bottom-rooted perennial water lily-like plant.’
- ‘Marshwort is of extremely limited distribution in New Zealand but has the potential to spread and become a very serious problem.’
- ‘As its name suggests, creeping marshwort is a low-growing plant. The leaves are toothed with a single large cleft, and the plant sends out runners which creep low to the ground or slightly below the surface.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.