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pond lily

any of several water lilies, as the common water lily, Nymphaea odorata, or the spatterdock.
Origin of pond lily
An Americanism dating back to 1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The little mice crowded around their cousin from the pond lily Lake country.

    Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. Nellie M. Leonard
  • For all reply I seized a handful of the pond lily pattern silver and gazed at it with a savage joy.

    Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
  • We got pond lily pattern, repoussé until it scratches your fingers.

    Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
  • In August the Japanese have their feast of the lotus and the pond lily can be used in decoration of one room.

    Games For All Occasions Mary E. Blain
  • Rollo thanked the boy for his kindness, and gave the pond lily to his mother.

    Rollo in Geneva Jacob Abbott
  • A silver dollar for the boy that brings me a pond lily before the train starts!

    Gulf and Glacier Willis Boyd Allen
  • Any other seeds, such as those of pond lily and eel-grass, that germinate readily under water, will do as well as rice.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education
British Dictionary definitions for pond lily

pond lily

another name for water lily
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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