[ kid-nee-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈkɪd niˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /


the navelwort, Umbilicus rupestris, of the stonecrop family, having drooping yellowish-green flowers.


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Origin of kidneywort

1630–40; kidney + wort2, from its use in treating kidney ailments Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020