: a genus of water lilies (family Nymphaeaceae) having flowers with showy usually yellow sepals and minute petals that resemble stamens or scales, leaves with a deep sinus, and a cylindrical creeping rootstock see spatterdock

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New Latin, from Arabic nūfar, short for naynūfar

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“Nuphar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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