[ney-vuh l-wurt, -wawrt]
  1. a European plant, Umbilicus rupestris, of the stonecrop family, having fleshy, round leaves and yellowish-green flowers.
  2. any of several low, hairy Eurasian plants belonging to the genus Omphalodes, of the borage family, having loose clusters of white or blue flowers.
  3. water pennywort.

Origin of navelwort

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at navel, wort2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for navelwort

Historical Examples of navelwort

  • A later search in a botany revealed the original, Venus'-navelwort.

    Old-Time Gardens

    Alice Morse Earle

British Dictionary definitions for navelwort


  1. another name for pennywort (def. 1)
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