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pennywort

[pen-ee-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈpɛn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any of several plants having round or roundish leaves, as the navelwort.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English penywort. See penny, wort2
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  • pennywort is a spring ephemeral wildflower found here at the western edge of its range.
  • pennywort and ferns flourish in the boggy freshwater swamp.
British Dictionary definitions for pennywort

pennywort

/ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːt/
noun
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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