Meaning of NASTURTIUM in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ nə-ˈstər-shəm, na- ]


Etymology: Latin, a cress

Date: 1704

: any of a genus ( Tropaeolum of the family Tropaeolaceae, the nasturtium family) of herbs of Central and South America with showy spurred flowers and pungent edible seeds and leaves ; especially : either of two widely cultivated ornamentals ( T. majus and T. minus )

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