Definition of brandy-bottle in English:

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The common yellow water lily, the flowers of which produce an alcoholic smell which is attractive to beetles.
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  • The English sometimes call the plant "brandy bottle" because the flowers smell like stale wine which attracts flies, the pollinators for the plant.
  • Deep-water aquatics like the brandy-bottle and many types of water lily are easy to grow and there are lots to choose from.
  • If lilies are a bit too big, or just not your thing, then the Water Fringe and the Brandy bottle are good alternatives, both with yellow flowers.

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