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nelumbo

[nuh-luhm-boh] /nəˈlʌm boʊ/
noun, plural nelumbos.
1.
lotus (def 3).
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Sinhalese neluma
Related forms
nelumbian, adjective
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nelumbo

/nɪˈlʌmbəʊ/
noun (pl) -bos
1.
either of the two aquatic plants of the genus Nelumbo: family Nelumbonaceae See lotus (sense 4), water chinquapin
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Sinhalese nelumbu lotus
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