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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A European perennial succulent herb with round, peltate leaves with a central depression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A European perennial succulent herb (Cotyledon umbilicus), having round, peltate leaves with a central depression; -- also called pennywort, and kidneywort.

from The 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 the nutlets. O. verna is the blue or spring navelwort, O. linifolia the white navelwort; both are garden-flowers.

Etymologies

From the navellike depression on its leaves.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
navel +‎ wort (Wiktionary)

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