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


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

Nearby words

  1. moneymaker,
  2. moneymaking,
  3. moneyman,
  4. moneyocracy,
  5. moneyspinning,
  6. mong,
  7. monge,
  8. monge's disease,
  9. monge, gaspard, comte de péluse,
  10. monged

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. 2019

Examples 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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