Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various chiefly tropical plants of the genus Plumbago, having clusters of variously colored flowers.
  • n. Any of several similar plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various maritime herbs of the genus Plumbago, some of which have lead-coloured spots on the leaves or nearly lead-coloured flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago). Plumbago Europæa has lead-colored spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-colored flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An herbaceous plant of southern Europe, Plumbago Europæa.
  • n. By extension, any plant of the genus Plumbago, of the order Plumbagineæ.

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

  • n. a plant of the genus Plumbago with blue flowers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From the hue of some of its flowers.

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lead +‎ wort

Examples

  • Dr. Oswald has employed the alcoholic tincture of leadwort in the intermittents, with satisfactory results, and claims that it is a powerful diaphoretic.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

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