bellybutton


bellybutton
noun
a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
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you were not supposed to show your navel on television

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they argued whether or not Adam had a navel

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she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton

Syn: ↑navel, ↑umbilicus, ↑belly button, ↑omphalos, ↑omphalus
Derivationally related forms: ↑umbilical (for: ↑umbilicus)
Hypernyms: ↑point
Part Holonyms: ↑abdomen, ↑venter, ↑stomach, ↑belly

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/bel"ee but'n/, n. Informal.
the navel.
[1875-80, Amer.; BELLY + BUTTON]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bellybutton — el ly*but ton, belly button el ly but ton, n. The depression in the middle of the abdomen in humans left as a residue of the umbilical cord; the umbilicus; the navel[1]. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bellybutton — [bel′ēbut΄ n] n. Informal the navel …   English World dictionary

  • bellybutton — /bel ee but n/, n. Informal. the navel. Also, belly button. [1875 80, Amer.; BELLY + BUTTON] * * * …   Universalium

  • bellybutton — noun the navel or umbilicus …   Wiktionary

  • bellybutton — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. navel, umbilicus …   English dictionary for students

  • bellybutton — n. navel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bellybutton — bel′ly•but ton or bel′ly but ton, n. inf navel 1) • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • bellybutton — /ˈbɛlibʌtn/ (say beleebutn) noun Colloquial the navel. Also, belly button …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bellybutton Nautilus — Nautilus macromphalus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Bellybutton (album) — Infobox Album Name = Bellybutton Type = Album Artist = Jellyfish Released = August 7, 1990 Recorded = Schnee Studios, Studio 55 Ocean Way Recording Genre = Power pop Length = 39:32 Label = Charisma Records Producer = Albhy Galuten Jack Joseph… …   Wikipedia


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