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tradescantia

/ (ˌtrædɛsˈkænʃɪə) /
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noun

any plant of the American genus Tradescantia, widely cultivated for their striped variegated leaves: family CommelinaceaeSee also wandering Jew, spiderwort

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Word Origin for tradescantia

C18: New Latin, named after John Tradescant (1570–1638), English botanist and gardener
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