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navel

noun

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a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • a city that likes to regard itself as the nation's navel of art and culture

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The first known use of navel was before the 12th century

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“Navel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/navel. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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