plural noun
Nym·​phae·​a·​ceae | \ ˌnim(p)fēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Nymphaeaceae

: a family of aquatic plants (order Ranales) having long-stalked often peltate leaves, large flowers with 3 to 5 sepals and numerous petals and stamens, and polycarpellary indehiscent fruit and comprising the water lilies — see nelumbo, nuphar , nymphaea, victoria

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Other Words from Nymphaeaceae

nymphaeaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Nymphaeaceae

New Latin, from Nymphaea, type genus + -aceae

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“Nymphaeaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nymphaeaceae. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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