Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, the water-lily family, classed with the cohort Ranales, typified by the genus Nymphæa, and characterized by the usually thickened receptacle, and embryo with thick cotyledons partly immersed in mealy albumen. About 35 species are known, in 3 suborders and 8 genera, all aquatics, with long-stalked usually peltate leaves from a submerged rootstock. The flowers are solitary, usually floating and showy, with many petals, stamens, and pistils.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A natural family of dicot aquatic plants.
- n. dicot aquatic plants
“Nymphaeaceae syn: N. caerulea Savigny, N. capensis Thunb.”
“Dicotyledons, which includes only the families of Nymphaeaceae and Gramineae.”
“But the presence of a second cotyledon in grasses is extremely doubtful, and though there may be ground for reconsidering the position of Nymphaeaceae, their association with the grasses as”
“Matthew Baugh: Flame Lily, Nymphaeaceae-flammiferum”
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