leadwort definition by Webster's New World
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any of several shrubby plants (genus Plumbago) of a family (Plumbaginaceae, order Plumbaginales) of dicotyledonous plants grown for their ornamental white, blue, or red flowers, esp. in warm climates
Origin: lead plush wort
leadwort definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various chiefly tropical plants of the genus Plumbago, having clusters of variously colored flowers.
- Any of several similar plants.
Origin: From the hue of some of its flowers.