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[nuh-luhm-boh] /nəˈlʌm boʊ/
noun, plural nelumbos.
lotus (def 3).
Origin of nelumbo
< New Latin < Sinhalese neluma
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nelumbian, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -bos
either of the two aquatic plants of the genus Nelumbo: family Nelumbonaceae See lotus (sense 4), water chinquapin
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Sinhalese nelumbu lotus
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