leadwort definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various chiefly exotic flowers for the genus Plumbago, having groups of variously coloured flowers.
    • any one of a number of similar flowers.
    • Any of various maritime herbs of the genus Plumbago, some of which have lead-coloured spots on the leaves or nearly lead-coloured flowers.
    • A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago). Plumbago Europæa has lead-colored spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-colored flowers.
    • An herbaceous plant of southern Europe, Plumbago Europæa.
    • By extension, any plant of the genus Plumbago, of the order Plumbagineæ.
    • a plant of the genus Plumbago with blue flowers

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