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[waw-ter-leef, wot-er-]
  1. 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
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Historical Examples

  • These plants superficially resemble some of the Waterleaf Family, but the four lobes of the ovary are conspicuous.

    Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

    Margaret Armstrong