naval, navel


naval, navel
Naval has to do with ships: "What is the naval strength of that country?" "Tess is studying naval architecture." One's navel is a mark, or depression, in the surface of the abdomen marking the point of attachment of the umbilicus. A navel orange is so called because it has a formation shaped like a navel that contains a secondary fruit.

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  • naval, navel —    The first pertains to a navy and its possessions or operations, the second to belly buttons and like shaped objects. The oranges are navel …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • naval, navel —    The first pertains to a navy and its possessions or operations, the second to belly buttons and like shaped objects. The oranges are navel …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • naval — naval, navel Naval is the adjective relating to navy, and navel is the rounded knotty depression in the centre of the belly (also in navel orange etc.). The two words are unrelated …   Modern English usage

  • navel — naval, navel Naval is the adjective relating to navy, and navel is the rounded knotty depression in the centre of the belly (also in navel orange etc.). The two words are unrelated …   Modern English usage

  • navel — See naval, navel …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • naval — See naval, navel …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Naval (disambiguation) — Naval can refer to: Relating to a navy (a military branch that primarily uses ships and/or boats) Naval, Biliran, a municipality in the Philippines Naval, Huesca, a municipality in Spain Naval de Talcahuano, a defunct Chilean football team Deepti …   Wikipedia

  • naval — navel …   American English homophones

  • navel — naval …   American English homophones

  • naval — navel …   English homophone dictionary


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