from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The yellow pond-lily, Nymphæa (Nuphar) advena; also extended to other species of the genus. See Nymphæa, 1, and pond-lily, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The common yellow water lily (Nuphar advena).

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

  • noun common water lily of eastern and central North America, having broad leaves and globe-shaped yellow flowers; in sluggish fresh or slightly brackish water


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  • After this the _Mermaid_ and the _Rosalind_ might frequently be seen following the narrow stream in its winding course, making their way among water lilies and yellow and purple spatter-dock, between banks fringed with willows and wild oats and here and there a dump of cat-tails.

    Mr. Pat's Little Girl A Story of the Arden Foresters

  • In this were no marsh marigolds, but instead a generous sprinkling of sun-bright buttercups, while a pool in the midst was covered with lily-pads and yellow spatter-dock lilies, -- old New England friends whose homely faces were trebly welcome in these far-off California altitudes.

    On Foot in the Yosemite


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