nom·​bril ˈnäm-brəl How to pronounce nombril (audio)
: the center point of the lower half of an armorial escutcheon

Word History


Middle French, literally, navel, ultimately from Latin umbilicus

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nombril was in 1562

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Cite this Entry

“Nombril.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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