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tropaeolum

Line breaks: tro¦pae|olum
Pronunciation: /trə(ʊ)ˈpiːələm/

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Definition of tropaeolum in English:

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

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin tropaeum 'trophy', because of the resemblance of the flower and leaf to a helmet and shield.

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