Definition of nasturtium in English:

nasturtium

Line breaks: na¦stur|tium
Pronunciation: /nəˈstəːʃ(ə)m
 
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noun

  • A South American trailing plant with round leaves and bright orange, yellow, or red flowers, which is widely grown as an ornamental.
    • Tropaeolum majus, family Tropaeolaceae
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    • Examples of these are ivy (the variegated types look very pretty), trailing lobelia, nasturtiums and ivy leaf geraniums.
    • These could be interspersed with edible flowers, trailing nasturtiums and orange Calendula would be musts.
    • For great foliage and color contrast, plant yellow nasturtiums around the outer rim of the planter.

Origin

Old English (originally denoting any cruciferous plant of the genus Nasturtium, including watercress): from Latin, apparently from naris 'nose' + torquere 'to twist'.

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