Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural tropaeolums)
A Central and South American trailing or climbing plant of a genus that includes the nasturtium and the canary creeper.
- Genus Tropaeolum, family Tropaeolaceae
modern Latin, from Latin tropaeum 'trophy', because of the resemblance of the flower and leaf to a helmet and shield.
Definition of tropaeolum in:
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