Tradescantia

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tradescantia (ˌtrædɛsˈkænʃɪə)
 
n
wandering Jew See also spiderwort any plant of the American genus Tradescantia, widely cultivated for their striped variegated leaves: family Commelinaceae
 
[C18: New Latin, named after John Tradescant (1570--1638), English botanist and gardener]

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