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Meaning of NASTURTIUM

Pronunciation:  nu'sturshum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings
  2. [n]  aquatic herbs
  3. [n]  any tropical American plant of the genus Tropaeolum having pungent juice and long-spurred yellow to red flowers
 

NASTURTIUM is a 10 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: genus Nasturtium
 
 See Also: Brassicaceae, bush nasturtium, canary creeper, canarybird flower, canarybird vine, common watercress, Cruciferae, dilleniid dicot genus, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, garden nasturtium, genus Tropaeolum, herb, herbaceous plant, Indian cress, mustard family, nasturtium, nasturtium, Nasturtium officinale, Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum, seasoner, seasoning, Tropaeolum, Tropaeolum majus, Tropaeolum minus, Tropaeolum peregrinum

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nas*tur"tium\, n. [L. nasturtium, for nasitortium,
fr. nasus nose + torquere, tortum, to twist, torture, in
allusion to the causing one to make a wry face by its pungent
taste. See {Nose} of the face, and {Torture}.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants, having white or
   yellowish flowers, including several species of cress.
   They are found chiefly in wet or damp grounds, and have a
   pungent biting taste.

2. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Trop[ae]olum}, geraniaceous
   herbs, having mostly climbing stems, peltate leaves, and
   spurred flowers, and including the common Indian cress
   ({Trop[ae]olum majus}), the canary-bird flower ({T.
   peregrinum}), and about thirty more species, all natives
   of South America. The whole plant has a warm pungent
   flavor, and the fleshy fruits are used as a substitute for
   capers, while the leaves and flowers are sometimes used in
   salads.



 

 

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