from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Veronica, having opposite leaves and clusters of small, usually blue flowers.
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- n. A plant of genus Veronica.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Veronica, mostly low herbs with pale blue corollas, which quickly fall off.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any plant of the genus Veronica
I think speedwell is also available in the Stepables line, meaning it can take some light foot traffic, so it would work well between stepping stones.
Oriental cockroach, lately imported; and Mr. Brewer observed with joy in his garden at Reigate the blue Buxbaum speedwell, which is now the acknowledged and hated pest of the Surrey agriculturist.
For your buttonhole I have braided loosestrife and self-heal and eyebrightand speedwell and speedwell.
A little further away, on Windmill Hill, the breeze had torn up tiny bits of brown paper which turned out to be small heath butterflies, and ginger, red and black bumblebees barreled over short turf jewelled in the blue and yellow of speedwell and buttercup.
Iffen anywun heer likes growing fings in gardens, mani speeshees ob bluebell and speedwell aer endanjured, adn mani obber wildflowers aer becoming rare.
Thaznks, speedwell-- I have never seen Mckay's here, but I'll look for it!
Notably, the AAUP opposes this practice. speedwell
For this is a safer time of year than the flourish of the spring-tide, when the impulse of young warmth awaking was suddenly smitten by the bleak east wind, and cowslip and cuckoo-flower and speedwell got their bright lips browned with cold.
A tea made from equal parts of sage, wormwood, licorice root, and alpine speedwell has also been used.
Around the fresh soil of the grave are a profusion of wild irises, speedwell, and a cluster of tiny blue flowers whose name escapes me although I have seen them before.