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waterleaf

[waw-ter-leef, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌlif, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
any of several North American plants of the genus Hydrophyllum, having clusters of bluish or white flowers and leaves often bearing marks resembling water stains.
Origin of waterleaf
1750-1760
1750-60; water + leaf
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  • These plants superficially resemble some of the waterleaf Family, but the four lobes of the ovary are conspicuous.

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