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waterleaf

Syllabification: wa·ter·leaf
Pronunciation: /ˈwôtərˌlēf, ˈwä-
 
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Definition of waterleaf in English:

noun

A North American woodland plant with bell-shaped flowers and leaves that appear to be stained with water.
  • Genus Hydrophyllum, family Hydrophyllaceae
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.

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