alligator bonnet


Definition of alligator bonnet

  1. 1 :  either of two water plants of the genus Nymphaea: a :  a yellow pond lily (N. sagittaefolia) b :  a fragrant water lily (N. odorata)

  2. 2 :  the flower or fruit of alligator bonnets

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Origin and Etymology of alligator bonnet

so called from the appearance of the blossoms and its growth in the habitat of alligators

First Known Use: 1851

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