navelwort


navelwort
/nay"veuhl werrt', -wawrt'/, n.
1. a European plant, Umbilicus rupestris, of the stonecrop family, having fleshy, round leaves and yellowish-green flowers.
2. any of several low, hairy Eurasian plants belonging to the genus Omphalodes, of the borage family, having loose clusters of white or blue flowers.
[1400-50; late ME; see NAVEL, WORT2]

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