moneywort

moneywort

[muhn-ee-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
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:
1570–80; money + wort2

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moneywort (ˈmʌnɪˌwɜːt)
 
n
Also called: creeping Jennie a European and North American creeping primulaceous plant, Lysimachia nummularia, with round leaves and yellow flowers

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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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