[ nim-fee-uhm ]

noun,plural nym·phae·a [nim-fee-uh]. /nɪmˈfi ə/.
  1. a room or area having a fountain, statues, flowers, etc.

  2. an architecturally treated outlet of a reservoir or aqueduct.

Origin of nymphaeum

1760–70; <Latin <Greek nymphaîon place sacred to nymphs, noun use of neuter of nymphaîos, equivalent to nýmph(ē) nymph + -aios adj. suffix

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