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brooklime

[ brook-lahym ]
/ ˈbrʊkˌlaɪm /
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noun

any of various speedwells found along brooks, in marshes, etc., as Veronica americana(American brooklime ), a creeping plant having leafy stems and loose clusters of small blue flowers.

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Origin of brooklime

1400–50; late Middle English brokelemke, equivalent to brokebrook1 + lemke,Old English hleomoce speedwell, cognate with Middle Low German lömeke
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British Dictionary definitions for brooklime

brooklime
/ (ˈbrʊkˌlaɪm) /

noun

either of two blue-flowered scrophulariaceous trailing plants, Veronica americana of North America or V. beccabunga of Europe and Asia, growing in moist placesSee also speedwell

Word Origin for brooklime

C16: variant of C15 brokelemk speedwell, from brook 1 + -lemk, from Old English hleomoce; influenced by lime
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