spatterdock

[ spat-er-dok ]
/ ˈspæt ərˌdɒk /

noun

any of various water lilies of the genus Nuphar, having globular yellow flowers and growing in lakes or sluggish streams, especially N. advena, of the eastern U.S.

Nearby words

  1. spatiotemporal,
  2. spatter,
  3. spatter cone,
  4. spatter dash,
  5. spatterdash,
  6. spatula,
  7. spatulate,
  8. spaulder,
  9. spavin,
  10. spavined

Origin of spatterdock

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; spatter + dock4

Also called cow lily.

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