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royal water lily

a water lily, Victoria amazonica (or V. regia), of the Amazon River and British Guiana, having floating leaves from three to six feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) wide, the upturned margins from two to four inches (5 to 10 cm) high, and dull crimson flowers.
Also called water platter.
Origin of royal water lily
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Do not forget in your collection to include the royal water lily.

    Garden Ornaments Mary H. Northend

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