Definition of tropaeolum
1 capitalized : a genus of tropical American diffuse or climbing pungent herbs constituting the family Tropaeolaceae and having lobed or dissected peltate leaves and showy variously colored spurred flowers succeeded by a fruit composed of three distinct rugose carpels — see canarybird flower nasturtium 2
2 plural -s : any plant or flower of the genus Tropaeolum
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Origin and Etymology of tropaeolum
New Latin, diminutive of Latin tropaeum trophy
First Known Use: 1759See Words from the same year
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