royal water lily


Definition of royal water lily

1 : a South American water lily (Victoria amazonia) with large circular leaves

called also Amazon water lily, giant water lily

2 : a lily (Victoria cruziana) of Paraguay that is closely related to the royal water lily for which it is often substituted in the horticultural trade and has flowers which turn pinkish red

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First Known Use of royal water lily

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of royal water lily was circa 1849

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“Royal water lily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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