waterleaf [wôt′ərlēf΄]
pl. waterleafs
any of a genus (Hydrophyllum) of perennial plants of the waterleaf family, with white or bluish, bell-shaped flowers
designating a family (Hydrophyllaceae, order Solanales) of chiefly North American dicotyledonous plants with a cymose inflorescence and capsular fruit, including the nemophilas

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  • waterleaf — /waw teuhr leef , wot euhr /, n. 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. [1750 60; WATER + LEAF] * * * ▪ plant  any of… …   Universalium

  • waterleaf — noun (plural waterleafs) Date: circa 1760 any of a genus (Hydrophyllum of the family Hydrophyllaceae, the waterleaf family) of perennial or biennial North American woodland herbs with lobed or pinnate toothed leaves and cymes of bell shaped… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • waterleaf — noun a) Any plant of the genus Hydrophyllum. b) Any plant of Hydrophyllaceae, the waterleaf family. Syn: cariru, Ceylon spinach, Florida spinach, Lagos bologi, potherb fameflower, Philippine spinach, Surinam purslane, sweetheart …   Wiktionary

  • waterleaf — krūminis portulis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Portulakinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Talinum fruticosum), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Talinum fruticosum angl. Ceylon spinach; Philippine… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • waterleaf — noun any of several plants of the genus Hydrophyllum • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑Virginia waterleaf, ↑Shawnee salad, ↑shawny, ↑Indian salad, ↑John s cabbage, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waterleaf (architecture) — In architecture, a waterleaf is a distinctive sculptural motif used on the capitals of columns and pillars in European buildings during the late 12th century. It is characteristic of the late Norman style of Romanesque architecture. A waterleaf… …   Wikipedia

  • waterleaf family — noun perennial woodland herbs • Syn: ↑Hydrophyllaceae, ↑family Hydrophyllaceae • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Polemoniales, ↑order Polemoniales …   Useful english dictionary

  • waterleaf family — the plant family Hydrophyllaceae, characterized by usually hairy herbaceous plants having lobed, divided, or compound leaves, five parted blue or white flowers, and capsular fruit, and including baby blue eyes, phacelia, and waterleaf. * * * …   Universalium

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