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[nim-fee-ey-shuh s]
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  1. belonging to the Nymphaeaceae, the water lily family of plants.
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Origin of nymphaeaceous

< New Latin Nymphaeace(ae) (Nymphae(a) the type genus (Latin: the water lily (< Greek nymphaîa, noun use of feminine of nymphaîos, sacred to the nymphs; see nymphaeum)) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for nymphaeaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Nymphaeaceae, a family of plants, including the water lilies, that grow in water or marshes and have typically floating leaves and showy flowers
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Word Origin

from New Latin, from Latin nymphaea water lily, ultimately from Greek numphaios sacred to nymphs
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