quillwort [kwil-wurt, -wawrt] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any fernlike, aquatic marsh plant of the genus Isoëtes, characterized by clustered, quill-like leaves bearing sporangia in their bases.
Origin of quillwort First recorded in 1780–90; quill + wort2 Examples from the Web for quillwort Historical Examples of quillwort
Professor Lang has published the first of a series of communications describing the structure of the Quillwort, Isoetes.
British Dictionary definitions for quillwort quillwort noun
- any aquatic tracheophyte plant of the genus Isoetes, with quill-like leaves at the bases of which are spore-producing structures: family Isoetaceae, phylum Lycopodophyta (club mosses, etc)