A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

NÉNUPHAR

[noun]

water lily; lily, a flowering aquatic plant from the Nymphaeaceae family.

Etymology: French for “water lily”, from Mediaeval Latin, from Arabic نلوفر (nilūfar), Persian نیلوفر (nīlūfar), from Sanskrit नीलोतपल (nīlotpala), from नील (nīla, “blue”) + उतपल (utpala, “lotus, water-lily”).

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