[ muhn-ee-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈmʌn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /


a creeping plant, Lysimachia nummularia, of the primrose family, having roundish leaves and solitary yellow flowers.

Origin of moneywort

First recorded in 1570–80; money + wort2
Also called creeping Charlie, creeping Jennie, creeping Jenny. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for moneywort

  • The moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia) (Fig. 117, D), as well as other species, also belongs here.

  • 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
  • Amongst the flowers, the moneywort is dedicated to S. Mdard.

    The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
  • 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

/ (ˈmʌnɪˌwɜːt) /


a European and North American creeping primulaceous plant, Lysimachia nummularia, with round leaves and yellow flowersAlso called: creeping Jennie
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