from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Omphalodes, having cymes of usually blue flowers and nutlets with a navellike depression on one side.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A European perennial succulent herb (
Cotyledon umbilicus), having round, peltate leaves with a central depression; -- also called pennywort, and kidneywort.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun botany A
European perennial succulent herbwith round, peltate leaveswith a central depression.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Sense 2, from the navellike depression in the center of its leaves.]
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navel + wort