nasturtium

noun
nas·tur·tium | \nə-ˈstər-shəm, na-\

Definition of nasturtium 

: any of a genus (Tropaeolum of the family Tropaeolaceae, the nasturtium family) of herbs of Central and South America with showy spurred flowers and pungent edible seeds and leaves especially : either of two widely cultivated ornamentals (T. majus and T. minus)

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The elevated beds enable Rocci to stand or sit while tending tomatoes, basil and arugula intermingled with nasturtiums, marigolds and sweet peas. Emily Young, latimes.com, "Making sure Mom and Dad can age in their own space," 15 June 2018 Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with nasturtium leaf. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with nasturtium leaf. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with nasturtium leaf. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Later, the greens are packed into boxes for delivery, by bicycle or by subway, to restaurants around the city (nasturtiums for Jungsik, dianthus flowers for Freemans). Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "Tribeca’s Hydroponic Underground," 9 July 2017 Or plant a container with edible flowers such as marigolds, pansies (Viola × wittrockiana), and nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus). The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Container Gardening," 1 June 2017 The five main courses include Saigon bouillabaisse ($32); scallops Rockefeller with nasturtium pistou ($28); a lamb burger ($20); and a New York strip steak ($36). Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tenderloin’s Black Cat evolves into a romantic supper club," 2 May 2018 This spring, the landscape is bursting with herbs, edible flowers and produce, including kale, chives, broccoli, cucumber, mint, dill, rainbow carrots and nasturtiums. Kendra Parks, NOLA.com, "High above the Morial Convention Center, a rooftop garden grows fresh food for conventioneers," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nasturtium

1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nasturtium

Latin, a cress

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nasturtium

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English Language Learners Definition of nasturtium

: a plant with circular leaves and yellow, orange, or red flowers that are sometimes eaten

nasturtium

noun
nas·tur·tium | \nə-ˈstər-shəm, na-\

Kids Definition of nasturtium

: an herb with roundish leaves and red, orange, yellow, or white flowers

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