any plant of the genus Tradescantia, having blue, purple, or rose-colored flowers.
any of several related plants.
Origin of spiderwort
First recorded in 1590–1600; spider
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British Dictionary definitions for spiderwort
any of various plants of the American genus Tradescantia, esp T. virginiana, having blue, purplish, or pink flowers and widely grown as house plants: family CommelinaceaeSee also tradescantia
any of various similar or related plants
Word Origin for spiderwort
C17: so called because of the spidery shape of its stamens
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