waterleaf

[ waw-ter-leef, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌlif, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

any of several North American plants of the genus Hydrophyllum, having clusters of bluish or white flowers and leaves often bearing marks resembling water stains.

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Origin of waterleaf

First recorded in 1750–60; water + leaf

Definition for waterleaf (2 of 2)

water leaf

noun

(in Greek architecture and sculpture) a motif of heart-shaped leaves having a conspicuous midrib.
Also called Lesbian leaf .

Origin of water leaf

First recorded in 1850–55
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