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navelwort

[ney-vuh l-wurt, -wawrt]
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noun
  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.
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Origin of navelwort

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at navel, wort2
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  • A later search in a botany revealed the original, Venus'-navelwort.

    Old-Time Gardens

    Alice Morse Earle


British Dictionary definitions for navelwort

navelwort

noun
  1. another name for pennywort (def. 1)
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