lily pad


: a floating leaf of a water lily

Examples of lily pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just sitting here on a lily pad at the edge of the universe, trying to figure out what happens if the Detroit Lions meet the Cleveland Browns in the Super Bowl. Jason Gay, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2023 Gaze at the lily pads from a bench by the pond, wander around while listening to the audio tour, or just sit with your journal and people-watch. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 22 Sep. 2023 Lucy Smith, a botanical artist with experience working with lily pads, was brought on to draw illustrations of Magdalena’s various lily pad species. Dylan Butts, NBC News, 4 July 2022 The male blackbirds tend to perch atop cattails, while the females spend more time on the ground, foraging and hopping around on lily pads. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 July 2023 The turtle is visible just beyond the duck, its shell imitating the nearby mess of lily pads. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 13 July 2023 Slap some life vests on those kids and go look for lily pads. Victoria Barber, Anchorage Daily News, 10 July 2023 There's also water basketball and large floating lily pads for visitors wanting a different challenge. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 16 May 2023 The Pond area is for toddlers and features board books and themed décor such as lily pads, turtles and fish. Susan McFarland, Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lily pad was in 1814

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“Lily pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

lily pad

: a floating leaf of a water lily

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