wa'ter lil"y fam"ily

the plant family Nymphaeaceae, characterized by aquatic herbaceous plants having usually broad leaves, solitary, often showy flowers, and fruit in a variety of forms, and including the lotus (genus Nelumbo), spatterdock, water lily, and water shield.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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