from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various chiefly tropical ornamental plants of the genus Plumbago, having five-lobed often blue flowers.
- noun Any of various plants of the genus Ceratostigma, especially C. plumbaginoides, having shiny leaves and blue flowers and often grown as a ground cover.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An herbaceous plant of southern Europe, Plumbago Europæa.
- noun By extension, any plant of the genus Plumbago, of the order Plumbagineæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago).
Plumbago Europæahas lead-colored spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-colored flowers.
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- noun botany Any of various
maritime herbsof the genus Plumbago, some of which have lead-coloured spots on the leavesor nearly lead-coloured flowers.
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- noun a plant of the genus Plumbago with blue flowers
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Translation of Latin plumbāgō, a kind of plant (perhaps of the genus Plumbago), from plumbum, lead; see plumbago.]
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lead + wort
Dr. Oswald has employed the alcoholic tincture of leadwort in the intermittents, with satisfactory results, and claims that it is a powerful diaphoretic.