Nuphar

noun
Nu·​phar | \ ˈn(y)üfə(r) \

Definition of Nuphar

: 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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History and Etymology for Nuphar

New Latin, from Arabic nūfar, short for naynūfar

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“Nuphar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nuphar. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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