nasturtium

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

Definition of nasturtium

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of nasturtium

Latin, a cress


First Known Use: 1704


NASTURTIUM Defined for English Language Learners

nasturtium

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

Definition of nasturtium for English Language Learners

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


NASTURTIUM Defined for Kids

nasturtium

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

Definition of nasturtium for Students

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


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