Sentence Examples


  • WATER-LILY, a name somewhat vaguely given to almost any floating plant with conspicuous flowers, but applying more especially to the species of Nymphaea, Nuphar, and other members of the order Nymphaeaceae.
  • The open-air water-lily tank in the Royal gardens, Kew, is one of the latest and most up-to-date in construction.
  • Under the general head of water-lily are included the lotus of Egypt, Nymphaea Lotus, and the sacred lotus of India and China, Nelumbium speciosum, formerly a native of the Nile, as shown by Egyptian sculptures and other evidence, but no longer found in that river.
  • With these might be associated the gigantic lily of Queensland (Nymphaea gigantea), the leaves of which float on water, and are quite 18 in.
  • There is also a gigantic lily (Doryanthes excelsa) which grows to a height of 15 feet.

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