leadwort

[ led-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈlɛdˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

any plant or shrub of the genus Plumbago, having spikes of blue, white, or red flowers.

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Origin of leadwort

First recorded in 1855–60; lead2 + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for leadwort

leadwort
/ (ˈlɛdˌwɜːt) /

noun

any shrub of the plumbaginaceous genus Plumbago, of tropical and subtropical regions, with red, blue, or white flowers
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