any of a genus (Veronica) of plants of the figwort family, with white or bluish flower spikes
Origin of speedwellfrom speed (v.) + 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 well 2 ( from the fact that the flowers of V. chamaedrys wilt and fall off soon after being picked )