genus Nymphaea

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Noun1.genus Nymphaea - the type genus of the family Nymphaeaceaegenus Nymphaea - the type genus of the family Nymphaeaceae; any of a variety of water lilies
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
fragrant water lily, Nymphaea odorata, pond lily, water nymph - a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
European white lily, Nymphaea alba - a water lily with white flowers
Egyptian water lily, Nymphaea lotus, white lotus, white lily, lotus - white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
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The genus Nymphaea includes both tropical and hardy (cold-tolerant) species.