nelumbo

[nuh-luhm-boh]

Origin of nelumbo

< New Latin < Sinhalese neluma
Related formsne·lum·bi·an, adjective
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nelumbo

noun plural -bos
  1. either of the two aquatic plants of the genus Nelumbo: family NelumbonaceaeSee lotus (def. 4), water chinquapin

Word Origin for nelumbo

C19: New Latin, from Sinhalese nelumbu lotus
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