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[muhn-ee-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈmʌn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
a creeping plant, Lysimachia nummularia, of the primrose family, having roundish leaves and solitary yellow flowers.
Also called creeping Charlie, creeping Jennie, creeping Jenny.
Origin of moneywort
First recorded in 1570-80; money + wort2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for moneywort
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  • Amongst the flowers, the moneywort is dedicated to S. Mdard.

    The Churches of Paris S. Sophia Beale
  • Thyme is of ancient use, but rather unmanageable; one garden owner has set his edgings of moneywort, otherwise Creeping-jenny.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • The moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia) (Fig. 117, D), as well as other species, also belongs here.

  • Who is not familiar with the moneywort, with its low-trailing habit and small yellow flowers?

    Your Plants James Sheehan
British Dictionary definitions for moneywort


a European and North American creeping primulaceous plant, Lysimachia nummularia, with round leaves and yellow flowers Also called creeping Jennie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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