nymphaea

nymphaeum

[nim-fee-uhm]
noun, plural nymphaea [nim-fee-uh] .
1.
a room or area having a fountain, statues, flowers, etc.
2.
an architecturally treated outlet of a reservoir or aqueduct.

Origin:
1760–70; < Latin < Greek nymphaîon place sacred to nymphs, noun use of neuter of nymphaîos, equivalent to nýmph(ē) nymph + -aios adj. suffix

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