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 (wô′tər-lēf′, wŏt′ər-)
n. pl. wa·ter·leafs
Any of various North American herbaceous plants of the genus Hydrophyllum, having pinnately lobed often spotted leaves and terminal cymose clusters of white or purplish flowers.


1. (Architecture) architect a carved decoration on the upper part of a column
2. (Plants) a plant belonging to the genus Hydrophyllum


(ˈwɔ tərˌlif, ˈwɒt ər-)

any of several North American plants of the genus Hydrophyllum, having clusters of bluish or white flowers and leaves often bearing marks resembling water stains.
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Noun1.waterleaf - any of several plants of the genus Hydrophyllumwaterleaf - any of several plants of the genus Hydrophyllum
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Hydrophyllum virginianum, Indian salad, John's cabbage, Shawnee salad, shawny, Virginia waterleaf - showy perennial herb with white flowers; leaves sometimes used as edible greens in southeastern United States