Definition of Leadwort

1. Noun. A plant of the genus Plumbago with blue flowers.

Exact synonyms: Plumbago Europaea
Group relationships: Genus Plumbago
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Leadwort

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

Definition of Leadwort

1. Noun. (botany) Any of various maritime herbs of the genus ''Plumbago'', some of which have lead-coloured spots on the leaves or nearly lead-coloured flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leadwort

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Leadwort

1. A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago). P. Europaea has lead-coloured spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-coloured flowers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leadwort

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leadscrew
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leadwort (current term)
leadwort family
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leaf-beetles
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leaf-cutter
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leaf-cutter ants
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Literary usage of Leadwort

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1. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... leadwort FAMILY. Known by the flowers with parts five throughout, viz. 5- lobed plaited calyx, 5 stamens opposite as many petals or lobes of the corolla ..."

2. Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Greenouse Plants / by by Loundon (Jane) (1848)
"The name of Plumbago probably alludes to the popular name of leadwort, Plumbago being ... THE CAPE leadwort. ENGRAVINGS Bot. Mag., t. 2110 ; Bot. Reg., t. ..."

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