lily pad


Definition of lily pad 

: a floating leaf of a water lily

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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 To celebrate the summer solstice, Thursday’s Google Doodle featured an animated pond with lily pads and lounging creatures. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Summer Is Officially Here. Celebrate With This Tranquil Google Doodle Celebrating the 2018 Summer Solstice," 21 June 2018 Try surface plugs, plastic frogs and lizards near and over hyrdilla beds and lily pads throughout the chain at daybreak. Mark Blythe,, "Fishing Forecast: June 15, 2018," 20 June 2018 Potter’s writing retreat in northwest England, in the Lake District of Cumbria, is neither a lily pad nor a hollow log. Kieran Dodds, Smithsonian, "Britain’s Lake District Was Immortalized by Beatrix Potter, But Is Its Future in Peril?," 20 Apr. 2018 Zaremba also likes seven-inch Gambler ribbontail worms, which can be reeled on the surface through the lily pads, hyacinths and other vegetation that lines most canals to imitate a small snake. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Canal fishing is about to get even better in the coming weeks. And here is why | Miami Herald," 30 Mar. 2018

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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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