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royal water lily

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noun
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.
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Origin of royal water lily

First recorded in 1865โ€“70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, ยฉ Random House, Inc. 2022

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