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Definition of "speedwell" []

  • Any of various plants of the genus Veronica, having opposite leaves and clusters of small, usually blue flowers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "speedwell" in a sentence
  • "I think speedwell is also available in the Stepables line, meaning it can take some light foot traffic, so it would work well between stepping stones."
  • "Oriental cockroach, lately imported; and Mr. Brewer observed with joy in his garden at Reigate the blue Buxbaum speedwell, which is now the acknowledged and hated pest of the Surrey agriculturist."
  • "For your buttonhole I have braided loosestrife and self-heal and eyebrightand speedwell and speedwell."