from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two related trailing plants, Veronica americana of North America and V. beccabunga of Eurasia, growing in wet or moist places and having clusters of small blue or purplish flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant (Veronica beccabunga) with usually blue flowers in axillary racemes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant (Veronica Beccabunga), with flowers, usually blue, in axillary racemes. The American species is Veronica Americana.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Veronica Beccabunga, with blue flowers in loose lateral spikes. See Veronica.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. European plant having low-lying stems with blue flowers; sparsely naturalized in North America
- n. plant of western North America and northeastern Asia having prostrate stems with dense racemes of pale violet to lilac flowers
Alteration of Middle English brokelemok : broke, brook; see brook1 + lemok, a kind of brooklime (from Old English hleomoc).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
brook + lime? (Wiktionary)