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NASTURTIUM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Nasturtium mean? 

NASTURTIUM (noun)
  The noun NASTURTIUM has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: NASTURTIUM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NASTURTIUM (noun)


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Meaning:

Any tropical American plant of the genus Tropaeolum having pungent juice and long-spurred yellow to red flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("nasturtium" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Meronyms (parts of "nasturtium"):

nasturtium (flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nasturtium"):

garden nasturtium; Indian cress; Tropaeolum majus (strong-growing annual climber having large flowers of all shades of orange from orange-red to yellowish orange and seeds that are pickled and used like capers)

bush nasturtium; Tropaeolum minus (annual with deep yellow flowers smaller than the common garden nasturtium)

canary creeper; canarybird flower; canarybird vine; Tropaeolum peregrinum (a climber having flowers that are the color of canaries)

Holonyms ("nasturtium" is a member of...):

genus Tropaeolum; Tropaeolum (a tropical American genus of dicotyledonous climbing or diffuse pungent herbs constituting the family Tropaeolaceae)


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Meaning:

Aquatic herbs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

genus Nasturtium; Nasturtium

Hypernyms ("Nasturtium" is a kind of...):

dilleniid dicot genus (genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs)

Meronyms (members of "Nasturtium"):

common watercress; Nasturtium officinale; Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (perennial Eurasian cress growing chiefly in springs or running water having fleshy pungent leaves used in salads or as a potherb or garnish; introduced in North America and elsewhere)

Holonyms ("Nasturtium" is a member of...):

Brassicaceae; Cruciferae; family Brassicaceae; family Cruciferae; mustard family (plants with four-petaled flowers)


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Meaning:

Flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("nasturtium" is a kind of...):

flavorer; flavoring; flavourer; flavouring; seasoner; seasoning (something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts)

Holonyms ("nasturtium" is a part of...):

nasturtium (any tropical American plant of the genus Tropaeolum having pungent juice and long-spurred yellow to red flowers)


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