capitalized : a genus that includes large water lilies having flowers with 4 to 5 sepals, numerous petals, and the discrete carpels embedded in a fleshy receptacle and that is usually considered to constitute a subfamily of Nymphaeaceae but is sometimes isolated in a separate family
or nelumbium plural -s : any plant of the genus Nelumbo compare lotus sense 3

Word History


New Latin, from Sinhalese neḷumbu, Indian lotus

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“Nelumbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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