pennywort

noun
pen·ny·wort | \ˈpe-nē-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of pennywort 

: any of several usually round-leaved plants (as of the genus Hydrocotyle of the carrot family)

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In fact, marsh pennywort foliage looks quite like nasturtium. Kenneth Setzer, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: What’s that weed? Meet marsh pennywort," 4 Aug. 2017 Possibly because of their use as aquarium plants, some species of pennywort have morphed into non-native invasive weeds. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, "Weed’s tale: the beguiling marsh pennywort," 6 July 2017 Nasturtium leaves also exhibit this; in fact marsh pennywort foliage looks quite like nasturtium. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, "Weed’s tale: the beguiling marsh pennywort," 6 July 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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