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pennywort

[ pen-ee-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈpɛn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun

any of several plants having round or roundish leaves, as the navelwort.

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Origin of pennywort

First recorded in 1275–1325, pennywort is from the Middle English word penywort.See penny, wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for pennywort

pennywort
/ (ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːt) /

noun

Also called: navelwort a crassulaceous Eurasian rock plant, Umbilicus rupestris (or Cotyledon umbilicus), with whitish-green tubular flowers and rounded leaves
a marsh plant, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, of Europe and North Africa, having circular leaves and greenish-pink flowers: family Hydrocotylaceae
a gentianaceous plant, Obolaria virginica, of E North America, with fleshy scalelike leaves and small white or purplish flowers
any of various other plants with rounded penny-like leaves
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