from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of aquatic herbs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of aquatic perennial plants, of the natural order Primulaceæ; the type of the tribe Hottonieæ, with 5-parted calyx, salver-shaped corolla with short tube and 5-parted limb, and finely divided submersed leaves, and hollow, almost leafless flower-stems, with whorls of white or pale-pink flowers, with 5 included stamens.
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- n. aquatic herbs
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_hottonia_, or water-violet, the water-villarsia, more elegant even than the water-lilies, the flowering rush, with a crown of bright rose-pink flowers.