1. Nymphaea

noun. the type genus of the family Nymphaeaceae; any of a variety of water lilies.


  • fragrant water lily
  • water-lily family
  • Nymphaeaceae
  • pond lily
  • Egyptian water lily
  • magnoliid dicot genus
  • genus Nymphaea
  • Nymphaea lotus
  • Nymphaea odorata
  • white lily
  • lotus
  • Nymphaea alba
  • family Nymphaeaceae
  • white lotus
  • European white lily

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Sentences with nymphaea

1. Adjective
In the home garden, nymphaea rhizomes can be cut for propagation.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The nymphaea aurora has cup-like flowers with petals that change from yellow-apricot to orange-red, then deep burgundy-red on the third day; its leaves are green with purple blotches.