lily pad


Definition of lily pad

: a floating leaf of a water lily

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Lucia Zolea presented a lily pad-like, pearlescent hair accessory, keeping her low pony in place. Akili King, Vogue, "Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Laura Harrier, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More," 10 Feb. 2019 In one direction, paths lead to ponds filled with lily pads; down another, a smooth arc of white concrete rears up from beneath an earthen lid. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "The Most Ambitious Park in Russia," 25 July 2018 Kerslake said bass have been spawning in the shallow area, which has lily pads, slender reeds known as buggy whips and scattered hydrilla and Kissimmee grass. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Despite warm temperatures, bass are still spawning and creating some thrilling fishing," 1 June 2018 Though this serene setting from Mark Word Design in west Texas features a swimming pool, we're most captivated by the gorgeous lily pad pond. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "9 One-Of-A-Kind Backyards," 15 Apr. 2014 Brookies are common in shallower water around the lily pads. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Warm Lake offers chance to beat the heat, catch some fish near Cascade," 9 July 2018 Plastic frogs work best over grass beds and near lily pads, points and docks. Mark Blythe,, "Fishing forecast: June 21, 2018," 21 June 2018 To celebrate, today's Google Doodle features animated creatures relaxing on some lily pads in a cool pond, perhaps inspiring people to do the same and relax while having some fun in the sun. Alessandra Rincón, Billboard, "Google Doodle Celebrates the Summer Solstice," 21 June 2018 Try plastic frogs and lizards over lily pads around the lake at daybreak for bass. Mark Blythe,, "Fishing forecast: June 18, 2018," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of lily pad

1814, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lily pad

: a large, floating leaf of a plant (called a water lily) that grows in the water of a pond or pool

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