noun, plural nym·phae·a [nim-fee-uh] /nɪmˈfi ə/.
Origin of nymphaeum
Examples from the Web for nymphaea
The enlarged torus covering the ovary in Nymphaea (Castalia) and Nelumbium may be regarded as a form of disk.
In Nymphaea micrantha buds appear at the upper part of the petiole.
Nymphaea means “water nymph” and refers to the home of the plant.Flowers of Mountain and Plain|Edith S. Clements
Its sandy and occasionally rocky bed, was dry; but parallel lines of Nymphaea lagoons extended on both sides.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia|Ludwig Leichhardt