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moneywort

[muhn-ee-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈmʌn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
a creeping plant, Lysimachia nummularia, of the primrose family, having roundish leaves and solitary yellow flowers.
Also called creeping Charlie, creeping Jennie, creeping Jenny.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; money + wort2
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moneywort

/ˈmʌnɪˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
a European and North American creeping primulaceous plant, Lysimachia nummularia, with round leaves and yellow flowers Also called creeping Jennie
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Encyclopedia Article for creeping-jenny

moneywort

(Lysimachia nummularia), a prostrate perennial herb, of the Myrsinaceae family, native to Europe but introduced into North America as a ground cover in warm climates and as an indoor hanging plant.

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