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1. speedwell

noun. any plant of the genus Veronica.

Synonyms

  • gypsyweed
  • purslane speedwell
  • Veronica serpyllifolia
  • flower
  • corn speedwell
  • germander speedwell
  • Veronica arvensis
  • common speedwell
  • Veronica chamaedrys
  • genus Veronica
  • bird's eye
  • field speedwell
  • Veronica agrestis
  • thyme-leaved speedwell
  • veronica
  • Veronica peregrina

Etymology

  • speed (English)
  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • well (English)
  • weallan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word speedwell


1. Noun, singular or mass
Corn speedwell weeds can form dense patches that are up to 4 inches across from a single plant, and the heal all weed has a low-growing, groundcover-like growth habit.

2. Foreign word
Acid-loving species include dead nettle (Lamium maculatum), periwinkle (Vinca minor), speedwell (Veronica repens), stonecrop (Sedum spp.

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