Definition of Marsilea in English:

Marsilea

(also marsilea, marsilia)

noun

  • A genus of aquatic or semiaquatic plants of the family Marsileaceae (allied to the ferns), the members of which have creeping rhizomes, four-lobed leaves, and sporocarps on or at the base of the petioles; (also marsilea) a plant of this genus (also called pepperwort, water clover).

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in New & Complete Dictionary Arts & Science. From scientific Latin Marsilea from Marsilius, Latinized form of the name of Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli, Italian soldier and naturalist + -a.

Pronunciation

Marsilea

/mɑːˈsɪlɪə/