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waterleaf

[waw-ter-leef, wot-er-]
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noun
  1. any of several North American plants of the genus Hydrophyllum, having clusters of bluish or white flowers and leaves often bearing marks resembling water stains.

Origin of waterleaf

First recorded in 1750–60; water + leaf
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Historical Examples

  • These plants superficially resemble some of the Waterleaf Family, but the four lobes of the ovary are conspicuous.

    Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

    Margaret Armstrong