[ ney-vuh l-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈneɪ vəlˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /


a European plant, Umbilicus rupestris, of the stonecrop family, having fleshy, round leaves and yellowish-green flowers.
any of several low, hairy Eurasian plants belonging to the genus Omphalodes, of the borage family, having loose clusters of white or blue flowers.



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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. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for navelwort

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

    Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle

British Dictionary definitions for navelwort

/ (ˈneɪvəlˌwɜːt) /


another name for pennywort (def. 1)
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