lily pad
noun Date: 1814 a floating leaf of a water lily

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lily pad — Lily Lil y (l[i^]l [y^]), n.; pl. {Lilies} (l[i^]l [i^]z). [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei rion. Cf. {Flower de luce}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus {Lilium}, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lily pad — lily ,pad noun count the large round leaf of a WATER LILY that floats on water …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lily pad — ► NOUN ▪ a leaf of a water lily …   English terms dictionary

  • lily pad — ☆ lily pad n. one of the large, flat, floating leaves of the waterlily …   English World dictionary

  • lily pad — noun floating leaves of a water lily • Hypernyms: ↑pad • Part Holonyms: ↑water lily * * * noun, pl ⋯ pads [count] : a large, floating leaf of a plant (called a water lily) that grows in the water of a pond or pool * * * ˈlily pad f17 [lily pad …   Useful english dictionary

  • lily pad — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms lily pad : singular lily pad plural lily pads the large round leaf of a water lily that floats on water …   English dictionary

  • lily pad — lil′y pad n. pln the large, floating leaf of a water lily • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • lily pad — the large, floating leaf of a water lily. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lily pad — noun The round leaf of a water lily, which floats on the surface of the water …   Wiktionary

  • lily pad — n. floating leaf of a water lily …   English contemporary dictionary

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