water-lily family

water-lily family
noun
dicot aquatic plants
Hypernyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Ranales, ↑order Ranales, ↑Ranunculales, ↑order Ranunculales
Member Meronyms:

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noun

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  • water lily family — the plant family Nymphaeaceae, characterized by aquatic herbaceous plants having usually broad leaves, solitary, often showy flowers, and fruit in a variety of forms, and including the lotus (genus Nelumbo), spatterdock, water lily, and water… …   Universalium

  • water lily family — the plant family Nymphaeaceae, characterized by aquatic herbaceous plants having usually broad leaves, solitary, often showy flowers, and fruit in a variety of forms, and including the lotus (genus Nelumbo), spatterdock, water lily, and water… …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-shield family — noun in some classifications considered an independent family of water lilies; comprises the genera Cabomba and Brasenia • Syn: ↑Cabombaceae, ↑subfamily Cabombaceae • Hypernyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Nymphaeaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water lily — 1. any of various aquatic plants of the genus Nymphaea, species of which have large, disklike, floating leaves and showy flowers, esp. N. odorata, of America, or N. alba, of Europe. Cf. water lily family. 2. any related plant of the genus Nuphar …   Universalium

  • water lily — noun an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Hyponyms: ↑water nymph, ↑fragrant water lily, ↑po …   Useful english dictionary

  • water lily — noun Date: 14th century any of various aquatic plants (especially genera Nymphaea and Nuphar of the family Nymphaeaceae, the water lily family) with floating leaves and usually showy flowers; broadly an aquatic plant (as a water hyacinth) with… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water lily — noun Any of various members of the Nymphaeaceae family that are tuberous plants, rooted in soil with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface …   Wiktionary

  • water lily — noun an ornamental aquatic plant with large round floating leaves and large, typically cup shaped floating flowers. [Family Nymphaeaceae: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Santa Cruz water lily — a South American aquatic plant, Victoria cruziana, of the water lily family, having floating leaves from 2 5 ft. (0.6 1.5 m) and deep pink or red flowers. Also called water platter. * * * …   Universalium

  • Santa Cruz water lily — a South American aquatic plant, Victoria cruziana, of the water lily family, having floating leaves from 2 5 ft. (0.6 1.5 m) and deep pink or red flowers. Also called water platter …   Useful english dictionary

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