penny wort


[pen-ee-wurt, -wawrt]
any of several plants having round or roundish leaves, as the navelwort.

1275–1325; Middle English penywort. See penny, wort2 Unabridged
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pennywort (ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːt)
1.  Also called: navelwort a crassulaceous Eurasian rock plant, Umbilicus rupestris (or Cotyledon umbilicus), with whitish-green tubular flowers and rounded leaves
2.  a marsh plant, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, of Europe and North Africa, having circular leaves and greenish-pink flowers: family Hydrocotylaceae
3.  a gentianaceous plant, Obolaria virginica, of E North America, with fleshy scalelike leaves and small white or purplish flowers
4.  any of various other plants with rounded penny-like leaves

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