Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The navel; the umbilicus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The navel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The depression in the middle of the abdomen in humans left as a residue of the umbilical cord; the umbilicus; the navel{1}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun informal the navel or umbilicus

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
  • noun a scar where the umbilical cord was attached

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Examples

  • May 07, 2008 cheesefairy said ... oh - pregnant bellybutton is terrifying. to think I once flaunted mine, with jewels no less. now it looks like an escaping alien. and I gave birth 2 weeks ago! nothing in there but guts!

    Notes

  • When we ask you what time it is (in either Spanish or English) you look up to the clock, and when we say "bellybutton" you grab your navel and laugh.

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  • When we ask you what time it is (in either Spanish or English) you look up to the clock, and when we say "bellybutton" you grab your navel and laugh.

    una domina lux

  • · The pain often begins around the navel ( 'bellybutton'), but it soon moves to the lower right side.

    Chapter 17

  • "bellybutton" into the title but overlooking that, Michael Scott here examines the legacy and continuing resonance of the Greek oracle at Delphi.

    The Guardian World News

  • Only mistake I made it was on the other side of a bellybutton deep creek in September 8, 1989 in Alaska.

    The "Infallible" Shoulder Shot

  • Only mistake I made it was on the other side of a bellybutton deep creek in September 8, 1989 in Alaska.

    The "Infallible" Shoulder Shot

  • From the sides of her waist, the pants dipped down and the shirt rose up, leaving a wide exposed flesh belt, including her bellybutton.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I never thought I'd be picking barfed up carrots out of my bellybutton at a public swimming pool.

    Bucket, F*ck It, Upchuck It

  • DVDs, video games, paperbacks, housewares, unopened toiletries, unopened energy bars, even unused bellybutton rings: If it might have otherwise languished in a basement, closet, cabinet or drawer — or ended up at Goodwill in exchange for a teensy tax deduction — it's ripe for swapping.

    Sign of the times: Going swapping, not shopping

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