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lily pad

the large, floating leaf of a water lily.
Origin of lily pad
1805-15, Americanism Unabridged
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  • The rest of the spectators kept close to the covert of grass tuft and lily pad.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • They upset old Grandfather Frog so that he fell off his lily pad.

    Old Mother West Wind Thornton W. Burgess
  • A nibble of grass, and she waded far out from shore to sip there; then back, with a nod to a lily pad, and a sip nearer the brook.

    Wilderness Ways William J Long
  • She found herself looking straight into those of the tiny frog, who still sat upon his lily pad in the duck pond.

    The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug Arthur Scott Bailey
  • She made no move to arise, but kept prodding a lily pad in the water beside her with one taper finger.

    Uncle Terry Charles Clark Munn
  • "Chug-a-rum," said old Grandfather Frog, climbing out of his lily pad.

    Old Mother West Wind Thornton W. Burgess
  • She couldn't see him climb out upon the lily pad again and gaze at her.

    The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Ross said, angrily pulling off a lily pad which had plastered against his face.

  • One of these was Grandfather Frog, who was sitting on his big, green, lily pad.

British Dictionary definitions for lily pad

lily pad

any of the floating leaves of a water lily
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