royal water lily
a water lily, Victoria amazonica (or V. regia), of the Amazon River and British Guiana, having floating leaves from three to six feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) wide, the upturned margins from two to four inches (5 to 10 cm) high, and dull crimson flowers.
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Also called water platter.
Origin of royal water lily
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby royal water lily
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