Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium Nas*tur"tium, n. [L. nasturtium, for nasitortium, fr. nasus nose + torquere, tortum, to twist, torture, in allusion to the causing one to make a wry face by its pungent taste. See {Nose} of the face, and {Torture}.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants, having white or yellowish flowers, including several species of cress. They are found chiefly in wet or damp grounds, and have a pungent biting taste. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Trop[ae]olum}, geraniaceous herbs, having mostly climbing stems, peltate leaves, and spurred flowers, and including the common Indian cress ({Trop[ae]olum majus}), the canary-bird flower ({Trop[ae]olum peregrinum}), and about thirty more species, all natives of South America. The whole plant has a warm pungent flavor, and the fleshy fruits are used as a substitute for capers, while the leaves and flowers are sometimes used in salads. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tropaeolum majus — Taxobox name = Tropaeolum majus image caption = Flower and foliage regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Tropaeolaceae genus = Tropaeolum species = T. majus …   Wikipedia

  • Tropaeolum majus —   Capuchina …   Wikipedia Español

  • Tropaeolum majus — Kapuzinerkresse Blüte der Großen Kapuzinerkresse (Tropaeolum majus) Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tropaeolum majus — Grande capucine Grande capucine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tropaeolum majus — didžioji nasturtė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nasturtinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Tropaeolum majus), kilęs iš Pietų Amerikos. atitikmenys: lot. Tropaeolum majus angl. common nasturtium; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Tropaeolum majus — ID 86291 Symbol Key TRMA7 Common Name nasturtium Family Tropaeolaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, HI, MA, NH, PA, PR, VA Growth Habit Vine, Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Tropaeolum majus — noun 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 • Syn: ↑garden nasturtium, ↑Indian cress • Hypernyms: ↑nasturtium …   Useful english dictionary

  • TROPAEOLUM MAJUS L. - КАПУЦИН БОЛЬШАЯ — см. 498. Однолетнее растение. Т. majus L. Н. большая Sp. pl. (1753) 345. Cook (1925) 99, f. Sparre (1955) 126. Watt, Breyer (1962) 1029. S у n. Cardaminum majus Moench; Tropaeolum elatum Salisb.; T. schillingii Vilmorin; T. repandifolium Stokes.… …   Справочник растений

  • Tropaeolum majus L. — Symbol TRMA7 Common Name nasturtium Botanical Family Tropaeolaceae …   Scientific plant list

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