noun, plural nym·phae·a [nim-fee-uh] /nɪmˈfi ə/.
Origin of nymphaeum
Examples from the Web for nymphaea
Historical Examples of nymphaea
Nymphaea means “water nymph” and refers to the home of the plant.Flowers of Mountain and Plain
Edith S. Clements
The Nymphaea lotus, which resembles our white water lily, was also a product of the lowlands.Foods and Culinary Utensils of the Ancients
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
In Nymphaea micrantha buds appear at the upper part of the petiole.
The enlarged torus covering the ovary in Nymphaea (Castalia) and Nelumbium may be regarded as a form of disk.