Definitions

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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 Borage√¶, type of the subtribe Lithosperme√¶, characterized by a corolla with a cylindrical tube, a usually naked throat, and a spreading limb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. annual or perennial herbaceous or shrubby plants; cosmopolitan except Australia

Etymologies

From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SEIBERT, B. (1987) Pepper on living poles of Gliricidia septum and Erythrina lithospermum in East Kalimantan.pp. 111-118.

    Chapter 8

  • 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.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • 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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