nombril

noun
nom·​bril | \ ˈnäm-brəl How to pronounce nombril (audio) \

Definition of nombril

: the center point of the lower half of an armorial escutcheon

First Known Use of nombril

1562, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nombril

Middle French, literally, navel, ultimately from Latin umbilicus

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“Nombril.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nombril. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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