Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The great white water-lily of Europe, Castalia speciosa (Nymphæa alba); also, the yellow water-lily, Nymphæa (Nuphar) lutea.
- n. A water lily, especially the common white water lily (Nymphaea alba) or the yellow water lily (Nuphar lutea).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The great white water lily of Europe; the Nymphæa alba.
- Medieval Latin, from Arabic نلوفر (nilūfar), Persian نیلوفر (nīlūfar), from Sanskrit नीलोतपल (nīlotpala), from नील (nīla, "blue") + उतपल (utpala, "lotus, water-lily"). (Wiktionary)
“Brown ant-like specklet worn by nenuphar in crown.”
“I tried to writhe away; a struggling pair pushed me back, and I beheld the steel-hearted blue nenuphar of death.”
“When I think of my own death, or of the death of someone who has been kind to me, or even of the death of the sun, the image that comes to my mind is that of the nenuphar, with its glossy, pale leaves and azure flower.”
“Following the aristocratic and holy example of the Bishops of Salzburg for the last eight centuries, the sovereigns of the Continent are told that the air and waters of Hofgastein are the only nenuphar for the over-taxed brain in labour beneath a crown.”
“Big blossoms of the honey-sweet and honey - coloured nenuphar?”
“The Squash beetle (Diabrotica vittata, Fig. 231, and Fig. 230, D. 12-punctata) now attacks the squash plants before they are fairly up; and the Plum weevil (Conotrachelus nenuphar, Fig. 232) will sting the newly formed fruit, late in the month, or early in June.”
“Whenas high rank in beauty poets sing, they say * Brown ant-like specklet worn by nenuphar in crown.”
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