spatterdock

noun
spat·​ter·​dock | \ ˈspa-tər-ˌdäk How to pronounce spatterdock (audio) \

Definition of spatterdock

: 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, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Wekiva and Rock Springs Run cure stress with gorgeous gators and hypnotic rain," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of spatterdock

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Spatterdock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spatterdock. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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