water chestnut plant

Definitions of water chestnut plant
  1. noun
    a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
    synonyms: caltrop, water chestnut
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    Jesuits' nut, Trapa natans, water caltrop
    a variety of water chestnut
    Trapa bicornis, ling, ling ko
    water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
    type of:
    aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant
    a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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