royal water lily


royal water lily
a water lily, Victoria amazonica (or V. regia), of the Amazon River and British Guiana, having floating leaves from three to six ft. (0.9 to 1.8 m) wide, the upturned margins from two to four in. (5 to 10 cm) high, and dull crimson flowers. Also called water platter.
[1865-70]

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