Victoria

victoria

1. (Science: botany) 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.

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.

3. (Science: astronomy) An asteroid discovered by hind in 1850; called also Clio. 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 �10 a year. Victoria green.

(Science: chemistry) See emerald green, under Green.

(Science: botany) Victoria lily, the Victoria regia. See def. 1, above.


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