Definition of pennywort in English:

pennywort

noun

  • Any of a number of plants with rounded leaves.

    ('marsh' or 'water pennywort') a small creeping or floating plant of marshy places (Hydrocotyle vulgaris, family Umbelliferae).Also called navelwort

    ('wall pennywort') a small Eurasian plant that grows in crevices (Umbilicus rupestris, family Crassulaceae).Also called cotyledon or navelwort

    • ‘You hike through that tunnel of live oak, cool shade and wren song, then climb the stairs that top out on a high dune strewn with pennywort.’
    • ‘I just went to a new international farmers market and saw fresh pennywort for the first time.’
    • ‘Water-starwort makes its particular kind of dimpling, and marsh pennywort makes another.’
    • ‘Smaller herbs are marsh pennywort and camphor weed (both also common in U.S. wetlands).’
    • ‘The seeds of pennywort are used occasionally as food by waterfowl.’

Pronunciation

pennywort

/ˈpɛnɪwəːt/