water shield or wa·ter·shield (wôtə-shēld′, wŏtər-)
1. A cosmopolitan aquatic herb (Brasenia schreberi) having floating elliptic or ovate leaves and a gelatinous coating on the stems and the undersides of the leaves.
2. Any of several fanworts.
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