nasturtium

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English[edit]

a nasturtium flower, Tropaeolum majus
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nasturtium, from Old English nasturcium (watercress), from Latin nasturtium.

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Noun[edit]

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 plant in this genus, Tropaeolum majus.
  3. A genus, Nasturtium, that includes watercress.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nāris (nose) + torquere (to twist)

Noun[edit]

nāsturtium n (genitive nāsturtiī or nāsturtī); second declension

  1. cress

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nāsturtium nāsturtia
Genitive nāsturtiī
nāsturtī1
nāsturtiōrum
Dative nāsturtiō nāsturtiīs
Accusative nāsturtium nāsturtia
Ablative nāsturtiō nāsturtiīs
Vocative nāsturtium nāsturtia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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