Definitions for water lily

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter lil′y(n.)

  1. any of various aquatic plants of the genus Nymphaea, species of which have large, disklike, floating leaves and showy flowers, esp. N. odorata, of America, or N. alba, of Europe.

    Category: Plants

  2. any related plant of the genus


    Category: Plants

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. water lily(noun)

    an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae


  1. water lily(Noun)

    Any of various members of the Nymphaeaceae family that are tuberous plants, rooted in soil with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water lily

    a blossom or plant of any species of the genus Nymphaea, distinguished for its large floating leaves and beautiful flowers. See Nymphaea


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