pennywort

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Etymology[edit]

penny +‎ wort

Noun[edit]

pennywort (plural pennyworts)

  1. A name given to several completely different plants around the world. In general they all have round leaves of about the shape and size of a (pre-decimal) penny.
    1. (in Europe) A succulent, perennial flowering plant (Umbilicus rupestris; penny-pies, wall pennywort, kidney wort, navelwort) in the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae).
    2. (in Asia) The edible asiatic pennywort (Centella asiatica)
    3. Aquatic or semi-aquatic plants in the genus Hydrocotyle (water pennywort, Indian pennywort, marsh penny, thick-leaved pennywort, and white rot).
      1. such as the edible dollarweed (Hydrocotyle umbellata)
    4. Liverwort (Anemone hepatica, liverleaf)
    5. Virginian pennywort (Obolaria virginica)
    6. Cymbalaria muralis
    7. Cymbalaria aequitriloba, a plant with tiny ivy-like leaves with copious purple-pink flowers with yellow throats.