water lily

noun

Definition of water lily

:any of various aquatic plants (especially genera Nymphaea and Nuphar of the family Nymphaeaceae, the water-lily family) with floating leaves and usually showy flowers; broadly :an aquatic plant (such as a water hyacinth) with showy flowers

First Known Use of water lily

15th century


WATER LILY Defined for English Language Learners

water lily

noun

Definition of water lily for English Language Learners

  • : a plant that grows in water with round, floating leaves and large flowers


WATER LILY Defined for Kids

water lily

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Definition of water lily for Students

:a water plant with rounded floating leaves and showy often fragrant flowers

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