• (proper-noun): A taxonomic genus within the family Brassicaceae — watercress and its close relatives.

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  • (noun): flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings
  • (noun): aquatic herbs
  • (noun): any tropical American plant of the genus Tropaeolum having pungent juice and long-spurred yellow to red flowers

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Nasturtium may refer to:

Tropaeolum, a plant genus in the family Tropaeolaceae, commonly known as nasturtium
Nasturtium (genus), a plant genus in the family Brassicaceae, which includes watercress
Nasturtiums (E. Phillips Fox) a painting by E. Phillips Fox

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  • Several times she came near disturbing the harmony of the little band by her speeches: she reproached Daucus with his carroty head, and told Capsicum that his temper was too hot, and called Nasturtium only a weedy fellow, after all.

  • The first photo shown above is comprised of seared rare Quail Roulades with Nasturtium Yogurt and Sunchoke Confit, garnished with peppery Nasturtium Flowers and Leaves, and accompanied with a New Zealand Pinot Noir.

  • The original Latin name of watercress is Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum, which was later changed to Nasturtium officinale.

  • A product of the successful slug repellent coffee grounds at the time of seed sowing, Nasturtium ‘Yeti’ brightens this raised planter by the garage deck steps.

  • The Nasturtium ‘Yeti’ promises to brighten the scene with whiteish blooms.

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