am·​bu·​lia | \ amˈbyülēə \
plural -s

Definition of ambulia

: any of several aquatic plants of the genus Limnophila (family Scrophulariaceae) having finely dissected submerged and peltate floating leaves and being often grown as an aquarium plant

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First Known Use of ambulia

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambulia

borrowed from New Latin (Lamarck), borrowed from Konkani ambuli, name for Limnophora indica

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“Ambulia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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