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What does water lily mean?
A water lily is a freshwater plant with floating leaves (known as lily pads) and a solitary flower.
The flower itself is also often called a water lily. They are fragrant and can be white, pink, or yellow.
The water lily family (Nymphaeaceae) includes many different species that are referred to as water lilies. The similar lotus is a member of the water lily family.
Water lilies are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in garden ponds.
The water lily is one of the July birth flowers (a flower that’s associated with a particular month in the same way as a birthstone).
Example: I read that having water lilies in the pond will attract frogs.
Where does water lily come from?
The first records of the name water lily come from the mid-1500s. It’s so-named because it’s an aquatic (water) plant and its flower resembles the lily (though water lilies do not belong to the lily family).
Water lilies are native to the tropics. Although they appear to be floating, they are rooted into the mud underneath the water. Water lilies are thought to provide several benefits to their native environments, including preventing the overproduction of algae.
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How is water lily used in real life?
Water lilies are common in garden ponds as well as in the wild. They’re floating leaves are called lily pads, a term which can also be used to refer to the entire plant.
I got a gift from Mother Nature today. Three water lily blooms in my pond. They always surprise me. They pop up overnight. pic.twitter.com/W68rV1ftWZ
— edward 🌈 (@edw_luvs_books) May 5, 2021
The Water Lily is the birth flower for #July along with the Larkspur. It symbolises all that is good, true & beautiful, bringing good fortune & peace. Some of Monet’s Water Lily #paintings depicting his garden at Giverny from 1890s to 1926. pic.twitter.com/toOa0cAbqT
— Maude Frome (@frome_maude) July 14, 2020
So far my new pond has gifted me with a resident tree frog (who is eeping as I type this), dragonflies mating and laying eggs, and this Water Lily flower. I am now a pond evangelist. pic.twitter.com/ZUsLPYWKJt
— Get To Know Nature (@GetToKnowNature) July 3, 2019
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True or False?
Water lilies just float in the water without being rooted down.
How to use water lily in a sentence
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Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
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The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.