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 for Pickerel weed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pickerel \Pick"er*el\, n. [Dim. of Pike.] [Written also
     1. A young or small pike. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Bet [better] is, quoth he, a pike than a pickerel.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of several species of freshwater fishes of the
            genus Esox, esp. the smaller species.
        (b) The glasseye, or wall-eyed pike. See Wall-eye.
            [1913 Webster]
     Note: The federation, or chain, pickerel ({Esox reticulatus)
           and the brook pickerel ({Esox Americanus) are the most
           common American species. They are used for food, and
           are noted for their voracity. About the Great Lakes the
           pike is called pickerel.
           [1913 Webster]
     Pickerel weed (Bot.), a blue-flowered aquatic plant
        ({Pontederia cordata) having large arrow-shaped leaves.
        So called because common in slow-moving waters where
        pickerel are often found.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pickerel weed
      n 1: American plant having spikes of blue flowers and growing in
           shallow water of streams and ponds [syn: pickerelweed,
           pickerel weed, wampee, Pontederia cordata]

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