Victoria lily
Victoria Vic*to"ri*a, n. [NL.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen Victoria. The {Victoria regia} is a native of Guiana and Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a diameter of nearly two feet. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who occupies a high seat in front. [1913 Webster]

3. (Astron.) An asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; -- called also {Clio}. [1913 Webster]

4. One of an American breed of medium-sized white hogs with a slightly dished face and very erect ears. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Victoria cross}, a bronze Maltese cross, awarded for valor to members of the British army or navy. It was first bestowed in 1857, at the close of the Crimean war. The recipients also have a pension of [pounds]10 a year.

{Victoria green}. (Chem.) See {Emerald green}, under {Green}.

{Victoria lily} (Bot.), the {Victoria regia}. See def. 1, above. [1913 Webster]


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