Definition of Genus Nymphaea
1. Noun. The type genus of the family Nymphaeaceae; any of a variety of water lilies.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Nymphaeaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Water-lily Family
Member holonyms: Fragrant Water Lily, Nymphaea Odorata, Pond Lily, Water Nymph, European White Lily, Nymphaea Alba, Egyptian Water Lily, Lotus, Nymphaea Lotus, White Lily, White Lotus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nymphaea
Literary usage of Genus Nymphaea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1898)
"... genus Nymphaea. Adanson in 1763 recognized the lotus lilies as a distinct genus, to which he gave the name Nelumbo. In 1805 Salisbury separated the ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1898)
"... in a similar manner, naming the new genus Nuphar, ignorant of the fact that nothing now remained of the genus Nymphaea except the yellow pond-lilies. ..."
3. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"genus Nymphaea. (Water Nymph, Water Lily). N. odor- ata (Sweet-scented Water Lily, White Pond Lily). Medical properties: astringent ..."
4. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"... Mindoro, Cotabato, and Davao. It is very common in some parts of Laguna de Bay. The flowers are sold in Manila. Genus NYMPHAEA NYMPHAEA PUBESCENS Willd. ..."
5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1910)
"... Castalia alba, Castalia Lotus, and Nelumbo speciosa—species which Linnaeus grouped in the single genus Nymphaea, although Theophrastus had them under ..."