Wandering Wan"der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Wandering albatross} (Zo["o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}.

{Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white corpuscles of the blood.

{Wandering Jew} (Bot.), any one of several creeping species of {Tradescantia}, which have alternate, pointed leaves, and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets, window boxes, etc.

{Wandering kidney} (Med.), a morbid condition in which one kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain directions; -- called also {floating kidney}, {movable kidney}.

{Wandering liver} (Med.), a morbid condition of the liver, similar to wandering kidney.

{Wandering mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse. See Illust. of {Mouse}.

{Wandering spider} (Zo["o]l.), any one of a tribe of spiders that wander about in search of their prey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tradescantia — [ tradɛskɑ̃sja ] n. m. • 1902; tradescante 1839; lat. bot. (1718) ; de Tradescant, botaniste holl. ♦ Bot. Plante exotique ornementale (scrofulariacées), aux longues tiges rampantes, communément appelée misère. L éphémère de Virginie, variété de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tradescanţia — TRADESCÁNŢIA s.f. Plantă erbacee perenă de apartament cu frunze colorate (Tradescantia zebrina). – Din lat. Tradescantia [zebrina], numele ştiinţific al tradescanţiei. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  TRADESCÁNŢIA s.f. Plantă… …   Dicționar Român

  • Tradescantia — Trad es*can ti*a, n. (Bot.) A genus including spiderwort and Wandering Jew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tradescantia — Tradescantia. См. традесканции. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Tradescantĭa — (T. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Commelynaceae, 6. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten: T. virginica, mit blauen, violetten, weißen od. purpurrothen Blumen, in Virginien; T. discolor, mit oben grünen, unten rothen Blättern, rothen zweiblättrigen,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tradescantĭa — L. (Doldenriesche), Gattung der Kommelinazeen, krautartige Pflanzen mit kurzen Trugdolden, die oft rispig zusammengestellt sind. 32 Arten im tropischen, auch in Nordamerika. T. guianensis Miq., aus Mittelamerika, mit langen. hängenden Zweigen,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tradescantia — Tradescantĭa L., Pflanzengattg. der Kommelinazeen, ausdauernde Kräuter in Amerika; Zierpflanzen, z.B. T. virginĭca L …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • tradescantia — [trad΄is kan′shē ə, trad΄is kan′shə] n. 〚ModL, after John Tradescant (1608 62), Eng naturalist & traveler〛 SPIDERWORT * * * …   Universalium

  • tradescantia — ► NOUN ▪ an American plant with triangular three petalled flowers. ORIGIN named in honour of the English botanist John Tradescant (1570 1638) …   English terms dictionary

  • tradescantia — [trad΄is kan′shē ə, trad΄is kan′shə] n. [ModL, after John Tradescant (1608 62), Eng naturalist & traveler] SPIDERWORT …   English World dictionary

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