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American brooklime

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1.
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brooklime

[broo k-lahym] /ˈbrʊkˌlaɪm/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English brokelemke, equivalent to broke brook1 + lemke, Old English hleomoce speedwell, cognate with Middle Low German lömeke
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British Dictionary definitions for American brooklime

brooklime

/ˈbrʊkˌlaɪm/
noun
1.
either of two blue-flowered scrophulariaceous trailing plants, Veronica americana of North America or V. beccabunga of Europe and Asia, growing in moist places See also speedwell
Word Origin
C16: variant of C15 brokelemk speedwell, from brook1 + -lemk, from Old English hleomoce; influenced by lime
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