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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various plants of the genus Veronica of the figwort family, having opposite leaves and clusters of small, usually blue flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Veronica, especially V. Chamædrys, an herb with creeping and ascending stems, and racemes of bright-blue flowers, whence it has received in Great Britain such fanciful names as angel's-eyes, bird's-eye, god's-eye, and eyebright. Also called germander-speedwell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Veronica, mostly low herbs with pale blue corollas, which quickly fall off.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A plant of genus Veronica.

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

  • noun any plant of the genus Veronica

Etymologies

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

[From archaic speed well, farewell, Godspeed (to you) : speed + well (from the fact that the flowers of V. chamaedrys wilt and fall off soon after being picked).]

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speed +‎ well

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