from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of aquatic plants having showy flowers (white, blue, pink, or yellow, often fragrant), including the white water lily and the Egyptia lotus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants long known as Nuphar, of the order Nymphæaceæ and the suborder Nymphææ, distinguished by the numerous carpels being wholly immersed in and consolidated with the thick receptacle.
- n. A genus including the white water-lilies: long known under this name, now rightly replaced by the older name Castalia.
- n. Plural of nymphæum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the type genus of the family Nymphaeaceae; any of a variety of water lilies
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