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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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