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lily pad

the large, floating leaf of a water lily.
Origin of lily pad
1805-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Freddie jumped up so quickly that the lily-pad tilted to one side, and overboard went Fannie Frog with a splash.

    The Jumble Book David Cory
  • It showed a benevolent bovine gazing downward at a frog on a lily-pad.

    Selina George Madden Martin
  • Just then a breeze sprang up, and away drifted the lily-pad with Freddie and Fannie.

    The Jumble Book David Cory
  • They crawled upon a lily-pad and clung there, frightened, and feeling weak in all their knees.

    Among the Pond People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • I see that it wont do for me to think of two things at once when Im out on this lily-pad.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • Of late he had given over fishing in the river for fishing in the bay, where a flat island lay like a lily-pad on the water.

    The Vinland Champions Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
  • He throws one arm around her, and she reclines on his shoulder like a lily-pad.

    The World on Wheels and Other Sketches Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
  • You would expect him to land on a lily-pad any moment and smooth his wings with his needle-like legs.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • A minute later Peter's sharp eyes saw him peeping out from under a lily-pad to see what had frightened him so.

    Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories Thornton W. Burgess
  • The fact is, your head is exactly the color of the lily-pad, and no one could distinguish it a few feet away.

    Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for lily-pad

lily pad

any of the floating leaves of a water lily
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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