- any garden plant of the genus Tropaeolum esp the nasturtium
C18: from New Latin, from Latin tropaeum trophy; referring to the shield-shaped leaves and helmet-shaped flowers
Examples from the Web for tropaeolum
The name “nasturtium” is applied in gardens, but incorrectly, to species of Tropaeolum.
Tropaeolum aduncum (Canary creeper): half-hardy, 10 ft., yellow, fringed; an elegant climber.