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- n. Any plant of the genus Lithospermum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the tribe Borageæ, type of the subtribe Lithospermeæ, characterized by a corolla with a cylindrical tube, a usually naked throat, and a spreading limb.
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- n. annual or perennial herbaceous or shrubby plants; cosmopolitan except Australia
SEIBERT, B. (1987) Pepper on living poles of Gliricidia septum and Erythrina lithospermum in East Kalimantan.pp. 111-118.
Here and there a tall straggling plant of purple lithospermum has found a footing, and flourishes aloft its dark violet tiara of blossoms; while bright tufts of wall-flower send up their tongues of flame from an old tomb peering above the wall, as if from a funeral pyre.
A delectable path, for example, runs up behind the cemetery, bordered by butterfly orchids and lithospermum and aristolochia and other plants worthy of better names; it winds aloft, under shady chestnuts, with views on either side.
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