any of several plants having round or roundish leaves, as the navelwort.
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How to use pennywort in a sentence
Just where I am staying now the pennywort grows on every wall attached to the mortar between the cobbles.Field and Hedgerow | Richard Jefferies
The flowers of the pennywort are greenish-white, tinged with red.Flowers Shown to the Children | C. E. Smith
Some ferns and the pennywort will grow on the wall close to the roof.The Open Air | Richard Jefferies
According to Gerarde this cymbalari was an aquatic species of pennywort, highly poisonous.
The pennywort is one of those plants with a creeping stem, which lies along the surface of the ground.Flowers Shown to the Children | C. E. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for pennywort
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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