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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The American white water-lily, Castalia (Nymphæa) odorata.


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  • And they were lucky; in a little pond they found enough water-cabbage that it covered the entire surface; Idalia quickly pulled in plenty of the leaf clumps with their trailing bundles of hairy roots, heaping them carefully in her basket.

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  • "Just about full enough to stock," Idalia decided, floating the water-cabbage out into the center of the pond.

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