any of a genus (Veronica) of plants of the figwort family, with white or bluish flower spikes
Origin of speedwell; from speed, verb + well: origin, originally sense probably “prosper well”
Any of various plants of the genus Veronica of the figwort family, having opposite leaves and clusters of small, usually blue flowers. Also called veronica.
Origin of speedwellFrom archaic speed well, farewell, Godspeed (to you) : speed + well2 (from the fact that the flowers of V. chamaedrys wilt and fall off soon after being picked).