American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See pennywort.
- n. Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Omphalodes, having one-sided cymes of usually blue flowers.
- n. See water pennywort.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Cotyledon, chiefly C. Umbilicus: so called from the shape of the leaf. See Cotyledon, 2, jack-in-the-bush, 2, and kidneywort, 1.
- n. A plant of the genus Omphalodes: so called from the form of nutlets. O. verna is the blue or spring navelwort, O. linifolia the white navelwort; both are garden-flowers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A European perennial succulent herb (Cotyledon umbilicus), having round, peltate leaves with a central depression; -- also called
pennywort, and kidneywort.
- navel + wort (Wiktionary)
- From the navellike depression on its leaves. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“– In the north, scurvy-grass, navelwort and primroses.”
“Gr. kotyledon a cup-shaped hollow, navelwort, fr. kotyle Cf. Cotula) 1.”
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I have in mind the worts associated with a green thumb rather than a green beer - but as you can see by the name, I'll accept anything you have to offer.
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