Definition of nasturtium in English:

nasturtium

noun

  • A South American trailing plant with round leaves and bright orange, yellow, or red edible flowers that is widely grown as an ornamental.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Edible flowers, such as nasturtiums, pansies, violets, and calendulas, are also good.’
    • ‘For great foliage and color contrast, plant yellow nasturtiums around the outer rim of the planter.’
    • ‘The garden is full of marigolds, pansies, dahlias, primulas and nasturtiums, as well as shrub roses and climbers.’

Origin

Old English (originally denoting any cruciferous plant of the genus Nasturtium, including watercress): from Latin, apparently from naris ‘nose’ + torquere ‘to twist’.

Pronunciation

nasturtium

/nəˈstərSHəm//nəˈstərʃəm/