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1. Any of various plants of the genus Tropaeolum, native to South and Central America, that have round leaves and pungent edible yellow, orange, or red spurred flowers and are often grown as ornamentals.
2. A brilliant orange yellow.
(Plants) any of various plants of the genus Tropaeolum, esp T. major, having round leaves and yellow, red, or orange trumpet-shaped spurred flowers: family Tropaeolaceae
[C17: from Latin: kind of cress, from nāsus nose + tortus twisted, from torquēre to twist, distort; so called because the pungent smell causes one to wrinkle one's nose]
nas•tur•tium(nəˈstɜr ʃəm, næ-)
n., pl. -tiums.
any garden plant of the genus Tropaeolum and family Tropaeolaceae, having shield-shaped leaves and bright, irregular flowers.
[1560–70; < Latin nāsturtium, nāsturcium a kind of cress]
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|Noun||1.||nasturtium - any tropical American plant of the genus Tropaeolum having pungent juice and long-spurred yellow to red flowers|
nasturtium - flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Tropaeolum, Tropaeolum - a tropical American genus of dicotyledonous climbing or diffuse pungent herbs constituting the family Tropaeolaceae
garden nasturtium, Indian cress, Tropaeolum majus - strong-growing annual climber having large flowers of all shades of orange from orange-red to yellowish orange and seeds that are pickled and used like capers
bush nasturtium, Tropaeolum minus - annual with deep yellow flowers smaller than the common garden nasturtium
|2.||Nasturtium - aquatic herbs|
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
|3.||nasturtium - flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings|
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
nasturtium - any tropical American plant of the genus Tropaeolum having pungent juice and long-spurred yellow to red flowers