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lily pad

the large, floating leaf of a water lily.
Origin of lily pad
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They upset old Grandfather Frog so that he fell off his lily pad.

    Old Mother West Wind Thornton W. Burgess
  • The rest of the spectators kept close to the covert of grass tuft and lily pad.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • She found herself looking straight into those of the tiny frog, who still sat upon his lily pad in the duck pond.

    The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug

    Arthur Scott Bailey
  • She couldn't see him climb out upon the lily pad again and gaze at her.

    The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug

    Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Ross said, angrily pulling off a lily pad which had plastered against his face.

  • She made no move to arise, but kept prodding a lily pad in the water beside her with one taper finger.

    Uncle Terry Charles Clark Munn
  • A nibble of grass, and she waded far out from shore to sip there; then back, with a nod to a lily pad, and a sip nearer the brook.

    Wilderness Ways William J Long
  • "Chug-a-rum," said old Grandfather Frog, climbing out of his lily pad.

    Old Mother West Wind Thornton W. Burgess
  • The little green lady frog would sit very still on her lily pad, and would not even look at Billy when he sang.

    The Jumble Book David Cory
British Dictionary definitions for lily pad

lily pad

any of the floating leaves of a water lily
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