spat·​ter·​dock ˈspa-tər-ˌdäk How to pronounce spatterdock (audio)
: any of a genus (Nuphar) of water lilies having usually cordate leaves and typically yellow flowers

Examples of spatterdock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rain darkened the way, which heightened colors, like the lavender of pickerelweed blossoms and brilliant yellow of spatterdock flowers. Kevin Spear,, 1 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spatterdock was in 1813

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“Spatterdock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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