water lily
noun Date: 14th century any of various aquatic plants (especially genera Nymphaea and Nuphar of the family Nymphaeaceae, the water-lily family) with floating leaves and usually showy flowers; broadly an aquatic plant (as a water hyacinth) with showy flowers

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  • water lily — water .lily plural water lilies n a plant that grows in water, with large white or pink flowers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • water lily — water ,lily noun count a plant that grows in water and has very big flat leaves that float on the surface …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • water lily — water lilies also waterlily N COUNT A water lily is a plant with large flat leaves and colourful flowers which floats on the surface of lakes and rivers …   English dictionary

  • Water lily — Wa ter lil y (Bot.) A blossom or plant of any species of the genus Nymph[ae]a, distinguished for its large floating leaves and beautiful flowers. See {Nymph[ae]a}. [1913 Webster] Note: The name is extended to various plants of other related… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water lily — ► NOUN ▪ an ornamental aquatic plant with large round floating leaves and large cup shaped flowers …   English terms dictionary

  • water lily — 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. Cf. water lily family. 2. any related plant of the genus Nuphar …   Universalium

  • water lily — noun an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Hyponyms: ↑water nymph, ↑fragrant water lily, ↑po …   Useful english dictionary

  • water lily — (Roget s IV) n. Varieties of water lilies include: water shield, floating heart, Victoria regina, Royal water lily, Victoria cruziana, blue Egyptian lotus, East Indian lotus, Formosa water lily, rice field water lily, spotted marliac, pygmy water …   English dictionary for students

  • Water lily — The phrase water lily is used to describe aquatic plants of the following families: * Nymphaeaceae * Nelumbonaceae, (Nelumbo) also called lotus .Other uses: * Water Lilies , a famous painting series by Claude Monet. * Water Lilies (film) (… …   Wikipedia

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