nasturtium

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From naris (nose) + torquere (to twist)

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nasturtium (plural nasturtiums or nasturtia)

  1. The popular name of the Tropaeolum genus of flowering plants native to south and central America.
    • 1922, Katherine Mansfield, At The Bay, Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, page 281
      Drenched were the cold fuchsias, round pearls of dew lay on the flat nasturtium leaves.
  2. A genus, Nasturtium, that includes watercress.

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