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)
Recent Examples of nasturtium from the Web
Stewart also used the nasturtium to make an oil that will be a component in one of her cocktails.
Plant seeds or transplants of onion or garlic chives, nasturtiums, basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, hyssop and perilla. •
One set of baskets is growing nasturtiums, an edible plant that does double duty beautifying the space.
Of course, there are other beautiful edible flowers to consider, like calendula and nasturtium and borage and marigold, ready to sprinkle, like fairy dust, as a garnish, or to make your herb blossom butter even more colorful.
Last year, nasturtiums commandeered the waterfall with their red-orange flowers, and the ponds were thick with water lilies.
Today, a florist snips roses and nasturtiums daily to replenish vases throughout the property.
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Origin and Etymology of nasturtium
Latin, a cress
First Known Use: 1704See Words from the same year
NASTURTIUM Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of nasturtium for Students
: an herb with roundish leaves and red, orange, yellow, or white flowers
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