Definition of waterleaf in English:


Line breaks: water|leaf
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəliːf/


  • A North American woodland plant with bell-shaped flowers and leaves that appear to be stained with water.
    • Genus Hydrophyllum, family Hydrophyllaceae
    More example sentences
    • The wildflowers, many of which bloom in May, include waterleaf, wild ginger, red trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, smooth and woolly blue violet, Solomon's seal, false Solomon's seal, and enchanter's nightshade.
    • Wildflowers include miner's lettuce, lacepod, a buttercup, and the showy fiesta flower (a member of the same family as waterleaf).
    • Goldenseal root is always bright yellow on the inside, whereas Canadian waterleaf is not.

More definitions of waterleaf

Definition of waterleaf in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space