Mermaid weed


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mermaid weed (Bot) an aquatic herb with dentate or pectinate leaves (Proserpinaca palustris and Proserpinaca pectinacea).
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In poetry:

One moonlit night a ship drove in,
A ghost ship from the west,
Drifting with bare mast and lone tiller,
Like a mermaid drest
In long green weed and barnacles:
She beached and came to rest.
"The "Alice Jean"" by Robert Graves