water caltrop


water caltrop
noun
a variety of water chestnut
Syn: ↑Jesuits' nut, ↑Trapa natans
Hypernyms: ↑water chestnut, ↑water chestnut plant, ↑caltrop

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noun
2. : either of two pondweeds (Potamogeton crispus and P. densus)

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water chestnut or water caltrop,
1. any one of a genus of aquatic plants of the evening-primrose family, whose nutlike fruit contains a single, large, edible seed, especially a species native to Eurasia that has become a troublesome weed in parts of the United States.
2. the fruit of any one of these plants.
3. a species of sedge, grown in the Far East for its edible tuber.
4. its tuber.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • water caltrop — Water chestnut Wa ter chest nut (Bot.) The fruit of {Trapa natans} and {Trapa bicornis}, Old World water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; called also {water caltrop}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water caltrop — Wa ter cal trop (Bot.) The water chestnut. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water caltrop — Taxobox name = Water caltrop image width = 200px image caption = Boiled water chestnut ( T. bicornis ) seeds regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Myrtales familia = Trapaceae genus = Trapa type species = Trapa… …   Wikipedia

  • water caltrop — plūduriuojantysis agaras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agarinių šeimos augalas (Trapa natans), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Europoje, Afrikos šiaurėje, Azijos pietvakariuose. atitikmenys: lot. Trapa natans angl. European water… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Water chestnut — Wa ter chest nut (Bot.) The fruit of {Trapa natans} and {Trapa bicornis}, Old World water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; called also {water caltrop}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caltrop — For the plant or its fruit, see water caltrop. Iron caltrop used in Vietnam. A caltrop (also known as caltrap, galtrop, cheval trap, galthrap, galtrap,[1] calthrop …   Wikipedia

  • water chestnut — 1. any aquatic plant of the genus Trapa, bearing an edible, nutlike fruit, esp. T. natans, of the Old World. 2. the fruit itself. Also called water caltrop. [1850 55] * * * Any of several perennial water plants of the genus Trapa (family… …   Universalium

  • water chestnut — noun 1. a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four pronged edible nutlike fruits • Syn: ↑water chestnut plant, ↑caltrop • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • water chestnut plant — noun a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four pronged edible nutlike fruits • Syn: ↑water chestnut, ↑caltrop • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caltrop — 1 [calthrop]. Orig. a snare; then, a spiked iron ball thrown on the ground to cripple horses in battle. Its principal element is still to be found in use today as the spiked metal strip used by police forces to puncture the tyres of miscreant car …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases