1. [ noun ] (botany,Chinese) Chinese sedge yielding edible bulb-shaped tubers
Synonyms: Eleocharis_dulcis Chinese_water_chestnut
Related terms: spike_rush
2. [ noun ] (botany) a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
Synonyms: caltrop water_chestnut_plant
Related terms: aquatic_plant water_caltrop ling Trapa
3. [ noun ] (botany,Chinese) edible bulbous tuber of a Chinese marsh plant
Related terms: tuber
Similar spelling:   water_chute