navelwort


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na·vel·wort

 (nā′vəl-wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
1. Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Omphalodes, having cymes of usually blue flowers and nutlets with a navellike depression on one side.
2. See pennywort.

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

(ˈneɪvəlˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) another name for pennywort1
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One of the prettiest for such conditions goes by the unlikely title of navelwort. Omphalodes verna is a charmer - low and spreading with bright blue flowers.
English: Asian pennywort, Asiatic coinwort, Asiatic pennywort, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, Marsh penny, Marsh pennywort, Pennyweed, Sheep-rot, Spadeleaf, Thick- leaved pennywort, Water pennywort, White rot 6 Alstonia scholaris (L.) Apocynaceae Chitan R.Br., syn.
Wedi iddo ddisgrifio'r planhigyn, mi sylweddolais i mai'r ddeilen gron oedd o (Umbilicus rupestris; navelwort neu pennywort yn Saesneg).
English: Asian pennywort, Asiatic coinwort, Asiatic pennywort, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, Marsh penny, Marsh pennywort, Pennyweed, Sheep-rot, Spadeleaf, Thick-leaved pennywort, Water pennywort, White rot 5 Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott syn.
Its common name is navelwort, from its depressed 'belly button' centres.