- any plant of the genus Tradescantia, having blue, purple, or rose-colored flowers.
- any of several related plants.
Origin of spiderwort
Examples from the Web for spiderwort
Historical Examples of spiderwort
There are four families of the order, the spiderwort belonging to the highest one, Commelyneæ.
The spiderwort was a rich blue with its two large petals rounded, while the third one was tiny and colorless.Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Among the best for this purpose are the spiderwort (Tradescantia) and Scilla.
- 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