spatter dock

spatterdock

[spat-er-dok]
noun
any of various water lilies of the genus Nuphar, having globular yellow flowers and growing in lakes or sluggish streams, especially N. advena, of the eastern U.S.
Also called cow lily.


Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; spatter + dock4

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spatterdock

noun
common water lily of eastern and central North America, having broad leaves and globe-shaped yellow flowers; in sluggish fresh or slightly brackish water 
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