Origin of nelumbo
< New Latin < Sinhalese neluma
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Examples from the Web for nelumbo
When they arrived, Nelumbo threw herself on the bed, without being able to stop weeping.
Another wonderful plant of June is the large water-lily the Nelumbo luteum, or water-chinquepin.
These upstanding flowers and stalks form the distinguishing characteristic of the Nelumbo species.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)
The nelumbo of Indian origin has ceased to grow in Egypt, while the colocasia of modern botanists has persisted there.Origin of Cultivated Plants
Alphonse De Candolle
At the foot of the hill lay a deep morass, covered with the nelumbo and other aquatic plants.
C19: New Latin, from Sinhalese nelumbu lotus