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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lily pad

Historical Examples of lily pad

  • He throws one arm around her, and she reclines on his shoulder like a lily-pad.

    The World on Wheels and Other Sketches

    Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor

  • I see that it wont do for me to think of two things at once when Im out on this lily-pad.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure

    Rupert Sargent Holland

  • It showed a benevolent bovine gazing downward at a frog on a lily-pad.


    George Madden Martin

  • They push up their noses beside a lily-pad and make no more disturbance than a rising bubble.

    In Pastures Green

    Peter McArthur

  • They crawled upon a lily-pad and clung there, frightened, and feeling weak in all their knees.

    Among the Pond People

    Clara Dillingham Pierson

British Dictionary definitions for lily pad

lily pad


any of the floating leaves of a water lily
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