lead wort

leadwort

[led-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
any plant or shrub of the genus Plumbago, having spikes of blue, white, or red flowers.

Origin:
1855–60; lead2 + wort2

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leadwort (ˈlɛdˌwɜːt)
 
n
any shrub of the plumbaginaceous genus Plumbago, of tropical and subtropical regions, with red, blue, or white flowers

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