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spatterdock

[ spat-er-dok ]
/ ˈspæt ərˌdɒk /
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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.

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Also called cow lily.

Origin of spatterdock

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