plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambulia was in 1841

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“Ambulia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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