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spiderwort

[spahy-der-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈspaɪ dərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Tradescantia, having blue, purple, or rose-colored flowers.
2.
any of several related plants.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; spider + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for spider-wort

spiderwort

/ˈspaɪdəˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
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 Commelinaceae See also tradescantia
2.
any of various similar or related plants
Word Origin
C17: so called because of the spidery shape of its stamens
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