Victoria regia
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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  • Victorĭa Regĭa — (V. regĭna, Euryale amazonica Poepp, Yrupé [d.i. Wasserteller]), Riesenwasserpflanze aus der Familie der Nymphaeaceae, in Südamerika heimisch; sie hat in Europa in neuerer Zeit allgemeines Aufsehen erregt, seitdem es, u. zwar zuerst in England,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Victoria regia — Victoria regia, Pflanze aus der Familie Nympheaceae, im tropischen Südamerika, 1832 von Pöppig beschrieben und aus Britisch Guyana nach England verpflanzt, seitdem in den meisten europ. botanischen Gärten in erwärmten Bassins gezogen, hat… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Victoria regia — Vic|to|ria re|gia die; <aus nlat. Victoria regia, nach der engl. Königin Viktoria, 1819 bis 1901> südamerik. Seerose mit großen runden Blättern (bis zu 2 m im Durchmesser) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • victoria regia — {{hw}}{{victoria regia}}{{/hw}}locuz. sost. f. inv. Pianta acquatica delle Policarpali, con enormi foglie inferiormente spinose e grandi fiori profumati …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • victoria regia — ˈrējēə noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, royal Victoria; after Queen Victoria : royal water lily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Victoria Regia — Lindl. Maiz de agua (C). Juice from the flowers is regarded as refrigerant and aphrodisiac. The seeds are edible …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Victoria regia — Vic|to|ria re|gia, die; , s (eine südamerikanische Seerose) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

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