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A South American trailing plant with round leaves and bright orange, yellow, or red flowers, which is widely grown as an ornamental.
- ‘Edible flowers, such as nasturtiums, pansies, violets, and calendulas, are also good.’
- ‘Examples of these are ivy (the variegated types look very pretty), trailing lobelia, nasturtiums and ivy leaf geraniums.’
- ‘These could be interspersed with edible flowers, trailing nasturtiums and orange Calendula would be musts.’
- ‘The garden is full of marigolds, pansies, dahlias, primulas and nasturtiums, as well as shrub roses and climbers.’
- ‘For great foliage and color contrast, plant yellow nasturtiums around the outer rim of the planter.’
Old English (originally denoting any cruciferous plant of the genus Nasturtium, including watercress): from Latin, apparently from naris nose + torquere to twist.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.