Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Gentianaceæ and tribe Menyantheæ.

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Examples

  • In the same way the yellow water villarsia, which though formerly only common near

    The Naturalist on the Thames

  • Of these we may plant, in addition to the white water-lily and the yellow, the crimson scented water-lily and the wild water-villarsia.

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  • The villarsia, which looks like a water-lily, is not related at all, while the buck-bean is not

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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.

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