royal water lily

  1. a water lily, Victoria amazonica (or V. regia), of the Amazon River and British Guiana, having floating leaves from 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) wide, the upturned margins from 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) high, and dull crimson flowers.

Origin of royal water lily

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby royal water lily Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use royal water lily in a sentence

  • Do not forget in your collection to include the royal water lily.

    Garden Ornaments | Mary H. Northend