Definition of Nuphar in US English:

Nuphar

noun

  • A genus of water lilies of Eurasia and eastern North America (family Nymphaeaceae), having yellow or purple flowers usually held above the water; (also nuphar) a water lily of this genus, especially the yellow water lily, Nuphar luteum.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Loudon (1783–1843), landscape gardener and horticultural writer. From scientific Latin Nuphar, shortened form of Arabic nīnūfar. Compare also Middle French neufard, French regional (Haute-Marne) nufa.

Pronunciation

Nuphar

/ˈnjuːfaː/