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navel

the scar in the centre of the abdomen, usually forming a slight depression, where the umbilical cord was attached

What does it mean when you dream about a navel?

A navel can represent the center, as in the navel (the center) of the universe, or in the sense of personal centering. Dreaming about one’s navel can also indicate something about the relationship with one’s mother.

navel

[′nā·vəl]
(anatomy)
The umbilicus.
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Problems normally start when calving occurs in conditions of poor hygiene, low colostrum intake and inadequate navel dressing.
For instance, in many mammals, the navel forms a tiny, asymmetrical scar.
Cara Cara navel oranges present no surface evidence that their segments are a rosy color.
Although the January chill brought damaging temperatures to the citrus growing areas in California and Arizona, Sunkist continues to have a steady supply of Navel oranges and other seasonal citrus specialties available.
Leave them with the ewe for at least 24 hours, until the navel is dry.
Belly Lights(TM) are a safe, flashy alternative to navel piercing and a fun novelty for kids ages eight to 88, according to inventor Gary Kellmann.
While prima facie it might be tempting to see some collapse of gender boundaries in the removal of genitalia, nipples, and navels, distinctions between the sexes abound: the women often wear makeup but the men don't; tan lines conform to the different body parts men and women can reveal in the light of day; and no matter how bulky the men's muscular pecs, they still don't look like breasts.
Growers who produced what the market wanted -- good-looking, good-tasting navels, lemons and minneolas for example -- fared well.
We see navels with piercings and tattoos every day, and nothing is said about it.
Dr Jose Vitorino, chairman of Uniprofrutal, the region's fruit producers' union, said the main emphasis would be on introducing Navels to supermarket buyers and wholesalers.
Six tons of fresh Australia Navels are being flown in for sampling.
Growing offshore competition, such as Clementines from Spain, now compete with Western navels.