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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 herb with round, peltate leaves with a central depression.

Etymologies

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

[Sense 2, from the navellike depression in the center of its leaves.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

navel +‎ wort

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