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kaṇṭaka-vārija

, n., a prickly lotus; used of the
eḷambuja lotus which has a prickly stalk (~ kha-
radaṇḍa; v. infra); reading of Be at Sn 845c and Nidd
ad loc. for kaṇṭakaṁ vārijaṁ; the readings of Be and
Nidd would seem to be supported by the metre ( =
Jagatī: - ˘ ˘ - ˘ - ˘ - against Sn 845c: - ˘ - [sic] - ˘ - ˘ - );
v. 2kaṇṭaka; eḷambujaṁ ~aṁ (v.l. kaṇḍ-, kaṇṭh-)
yathā jalena paṅkena c' anūpalittaṁ, Nidd I 201,9 =
202,27 (cf. kaṇṭako vuccati kharadaṇḍo, Nidd I 202,29;
kharadaṇḍo ti kharapattadaṇḍo, pharusadaṇḍo,
Nidd-a II 312,17) qu. Sadd 439,3 (with reading kaṇṭaki
[q.v.] vārijaṁ).