Definition of pondweed in English:

pondweed

noun

  • [mass noun] A submerged aquatic plant that grows in still or running water and sometimes has floating leaves.

    • ‘If the vegetation is primarily milfoil, musk grass, pondweed, or naiad, these stocking rates are recommended.’
    • ‘The shallow pools contain-leafy pondweed, whose two-inch-long leaves float on the water.’
    • ‘I've also put in some pondweed, and the water's murky enough that they should be able to find food in there.’
    • ‘There'd be some pondweed, lotus and water lily, but you could still take a boat out here and fish.’
    • ‘There are also lovely mosses, liverworts, milfoil duckweed and pondweed.’
    • ‘Influxes of saltwater can ‘burn’ and destroy aquatic vegetation such as pondweed, najas and other freshwater and brackish water plants that serve as prime duck fodder.’
    • ‘Water spiders skitted on pondweed wetness and big black benign gnats hung in the air.’
    • ‘Water hyacinths, duckweed, and pondweed are all aquatic monocots.’
    • ‘The only enjoyment you can get from these sports is the occasional deb resurfacing from a murky lake covered in pondweed and slime.’
    • ‘A waterway is called inauspiciously a ‘drain’, but was clear and full of pondweed.’
    • ‘On their knees they shuffled around the tank, peering into the corners among the big pebbles, at the gravel and the pondweed.’
    • ‘A thickening soup of duckweed and pondweed stills the surface of the marsh.’
    • ‘Another favourite is the Cape pondweed, Aponogeton distachyos, whose shiny leaves float on the surface of the water.’
    • ‘He said water plants targeted by the swans - including eelgrass, wigeongrass, and sago pondweed - act as important nursery areas for fish and invertebrates.’
    • ‘Wild rice could have been found in the deeper waters of the backwater sloughs along with white water lily, American lotus, arrowleaf, duckweeds, and pondweed.’
    • ‘Once established, they grow quickly, shading out or otherwise displacing and out-competing beneficial native underwater plants such as pondweed, coontail and wild celery.’
    • ‘The crags take on mushroom shapes, the track is wet in places, with streams that seem permanent to judge by their two species of pondweed.’
    • ‘The meadows of pondweed and algae, as the water drains from under them, have come to rest on the bottom.’
    • ‘On the moor, we crossed becks bridged by railway sleepers and bulging with pondweed and we met a couple of cyclists.’
    • ‘Stem segments prepared from pondweed (Potamo geton distinctus A. Benn.) turions (overwintering buds) elongate in anaerobic conditions, whereas there is almost no elongation in air.’

Pronunciation:

pondweed

/ˈpɒndwiːd/