Waterleaf
Waterleaf Wa"ter*leaf`, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the American genus {Hydrophyllum}, herbs having white or pale blue bell-shaped flowers. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • waterleaf — [wôt′ərlēf΄] n. pl. waterleafs any of a genus (Hydrophyllum) of perennial plants of the waterleaf family, with white or bluish, bell shaped flowers adj. designating a family (Hydrophyllaceae, order Solanales) of chiefly North American… …   English World dictionary

  • Waterleaf — In botany, waterleaf can mean:* Any plant of the genus Hydrophyllum * Any plant which is a member of the waterleaf family, Hydrophyllaceae * A leaf vegetable, Talinum fruticosum (of the family Portulacaceae)In architecture, waterleaf means:*… …   Wikipedia

  • waterleaf — /waw teuhr leef , wot euhr /, n. any of several North American plants of the genus Hydrophyllum, having clusters of bluish or white flowers and leaves often bearing marks resembling water stains. [1750 60; WATER + LEAF] * * * ▪ plant  any of… …   Universalium

  • waterleaf — noun (plural waterleafs) Date: circa 1760 any of a genus (Hydrophyllum of the family Hydrophyllaceae, the waterleaf family) of perennial or biennial North American woodland herbs with lobed or pinnate toothed leaves and cymes of bell shaped… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • waterleaf — noun a) Any plant of the genus Hydrophyllum. b) Any plant of Hydrophyllaceae, the waterleaf family. Syn: cariru, Ceylon spinach, Florida spinach, Lagos bologi, potherb fameflower, Philippine spinach, Surinam purslane, sweetheart …   Wiktionary

  • waterleaf — krūminis portulis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Portulakinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Talinum fruticosum), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Talinum fruticosum angl. Ceylon spinach; Philippine… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • waterleaf — noun any of several plants of the genus Hydrophyllum • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑Virginia waterleaf, ↑Shawnee salad, ↑shawny, ↑Indian salad, ↑John s cabbage, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waterleaf — a carved design for column capitals of simple sinuous foliate designs …   Medieval glossary

  • waterleaf — wa•ter•leaf [[t]ˈwɔ tərˌlif, ˈwɒt ər [/t]] n. pln any of several North American plants of the genus Hydrophyllum, having clusters of bluish or white flowers and leaves often bearing marks resembling water stains …   From formal English to slang

  • Waterleaf (architecture) — In architecture, a waterleaf is a distinctive sculptural motif used on the capitals of columns and pillars in European buildings during the late 12th century. It is characteristic of the late Norman style of Romanesque architecture. A waterleaf… …   Wikipedia

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