Definition of Egyptian water lily

1. Noun. White Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians.

Exact synonyms: Lotus, Nymphaea Lotus, White Lily, White Lotus
Generic synonyms: Water Lily
Group relationships: Genus Nymphaea, Nymphaea



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Egyptian vulture
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Literary usage of Egyptian water lily

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1. Select Ferns and Lycopods: British and Exotic by Benjamin Samuel Williams (1868)
"... (The Sacred Bean) Nymphaea caerulea (The Blue Egyptian water lily) — cyanea ... Lotus (The White Egyptian water lily) — odorata (The Sweet-scented Water ..."

2. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1899)
"... may likewise possess the Egyptian water lily. For argument's sake let us suppose so. But which plant is it that Tennyson would assume occasioned the ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1888)
"It certainly was not the Indian nor the Egyptian water-lily, for Herodotus has described them both; but it was probably the fruit of Zizi- ph\u ..."

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