Hydrocotyle

noun Hy·dro·cot·y·le

Definition of Hydrocotyle

  1. :  a genus of low creeping widely distributed herbs (family Umbelliferae) with crenate peltate leaves and umbellate flowers — see marsh pennywort

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Origin and Etymology of hydrocotyle

New Latin, from hydr- + Greek kotylē cup; probably from the watery habitat and the cuplike shape of the leaves — more at kettle


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