Definition of alligator bonnet
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 : 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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