follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for spiderwort

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for spider

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with spider-wort

Nearby words for spider-wort