Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of water-lilies, forming the tribe Nelumboneæ in the order Nymphæaceæ, known by the broadly obconical receptacle. There are two species, plants with creeping rootstocks in shallow water, the large bluish-green centrally peltate leaves on thick stalks, commonly projecting from the water, the solitary flower very large. N. speciosa, the nelumbo of tropical and subtropical Asia and Australia, the Pythagorean or sacred bean of the ancients, has the flowers deep rose-colored with white and blue cultivated varieties. (See
lotus, 1, and arrowroot.) N. lutea, the American nelumbo, water-chinkapin, or wankapin, with leaves of circular outline sometimes 2 feet in diameter, the flowers 5 to 10 inches broad with papery yellowish petals, abounds in the waters of the interior and southern United States. See water-chinkapin.
- n. A plant of this genus.
- n. sometimes placed in the family Nymphaeaceae: lotuses
- From the genus name. (Wiktionary)
“The dromos, or avenue of sphinxes, was carpeted with palm and nelumbo leaves, and copper censers as large as caldrons had been set at equidistance from one another, and an unceasing reek of aromatics drifted up from them throughout the day.”
“The first (_Nelumbieæ_) has but a single species, the yellow lotus or nelumbo (_Nelumbo lutea_), common in the waters of the west and southwest, but rare eastward (Fig. 101, _F_).”
“A striking feature in the garden is this beautiful water-rose, or lotus-flower (nymphaea nelumbo), which was originally a native of”
“The bunga tarati or seruja (Nymphaea nelumbo) as well as several other beautiful kinds of aquatic plants are found upon the inland waters of this country.”
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“Shveta Thakrar: Padmamukhi the Lotus-Mouthed, Nelumbonaceae nelumbo”
“a year before it comes forth, and in the seeds of nymphea nelumbo the leaves of the plant were seen so distinctly that the author found out by them what plant the seeds belonged to.”
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