belly button

belly button
a scar where the umbilical cord was attached

you were not supposed to show your navel on television


they argued whether or not Adam had a navel


she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton

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

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noun, pl ⋯ -tons [count]
informal :navel

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ˈbelly button f18 [belly button belly buttons] noun (informal)
= navel

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