victoria regia


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Victoria \Vic*to"ri*a\, prop. n. [NL.]
   1. (Bot.) A genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen
      Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and
      Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five
      feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches
      high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a
      diameter of nearly two feet.
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   2. A kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a
      calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who
      occupies a high seat in front.
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   3. (Astron.) An asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; --
      called also Clio.
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   4. One of an American breed of medium-sized white hogs with a
      slightly dished face and very erect ears.
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   Victoria cross, a bronze Maltese cross, awarded for valor
      to members of the British army or navy. It was first
      bestowed in 1857, at the close of the Crimean war. The
      recipients also have a pension of [pounds]10 a year.

   Victoria green. (Chem.) See Emerald green, under Green.
      

   Victoria lily (Bot.), the Victoria regia. See def. 1,
      above.
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