Definition of Family Nymphaeaceae
1. Noun. Dicot aquatic plants.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Ranales, Order Ranunculales, Ranales, Ranunculales
Member holonyms: Water Lily, Genus Nymphaea, Nymphaea, Genus Nuphar, Nuphar, Nelumbonaceae, Subfamily Nelumbonaceae, Cabombaceae, Subfamily Cabombaceae, Water-shield Family
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Nymphaeaceae
Literary usage of Family Nymphaeaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"Examples are: The water-lily family (Nymphaeaceae), with the yellow water-lily (Nymphaea advena=Nuphar advena) and the white water-lily (Castalia ..."
2. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"family Nymphaeaceae.—Flowers hermaphrodite, hypogynous or epigynous, actinomorphic, with calyx and corolla, cyclic, or exclusive of the perianth, ACYCLIC; ..."
3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Water-lily family ( Nymphaeaceae ). Synonym.—Nuphar adrena R. Br. Large yellow pond-lily; cow-lily; spatter-dock; ..."