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  • n. Any of the genus Nelumbo of aquatic plants with large, showy flowers resembling water lilies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of water-lilies, forming the tribe Nelumboneæ in the order Nymphæaceæ, known by the broadly obconical receptacle.
  • n. A plant of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sometimes placed in the family Nymphaeaceae: lotuses

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From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

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