speedwell
noun Date: 1578 a perennial European herb (Veronica officinalis) of the snapdragon family that is naturalized in North America and has small bluish flowers in axillary racemes; broadly veronica

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  • Speedwell — ist ein ehemaliger britischer Hersteller von Automobilen. Unternehmensgeschichte Das Unternehmen Speedwell Motor and Engineering Co Limited begann 1900 in Reading mit der Produktion von Automobilen. Später erfolgte die Umbenennung in New… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Speedwell — Speed well, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Veronica}, mostly low herbs with pale blue corollas, which quickly fall off. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speedwell — [spēd′wel΄] n. [< SPEED, v. + WELL2: orig. sense prob. “prosper well”] any of a genus (Veronica) of plants of the figwort family, with white or bluish flower spikes …   English World dictionary

  • Speedwell — El Speedwell era un barco de 60 toneladas, la más pequeña de las dos naves que junto con el Mayflower, intentaron llevar a los primeros colonos a Estados Unidos. The Leiden Separatists compró el barco Speedwell en Holanda y fue ocupado en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • speedwell — vaistinė veronika statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Veronica officinalis), paplitęs Europoje, vakarų Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Veronica officinalis angl. common speedwell; gypsyweed;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • speedwell — /ˈspidwɛl/ (say speedwel) noun any of various herbs and soft wooded shrubs of the genus Veronica and allied genera, often with blue flowers, as the water speedwell, V. anagallis aquatica. {so called because its period of flowering is speedily… …   Australian English dictionary

  • speedwell — veronika statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių (Scrophulariaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Veronica). atitikmenys: lot. Veronica angl. speedwell; veronica vok. Ehrenpreis; Katzenäuglein; Veronika rus. вероника lenk. przetacznik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • speedwell — /speed wel /, n. any of several plants, shrubs, or small trees of the genus Veronica, of the figwort family, having opposite leaves and small flowers. [1570 80; SPEED + WELL1; so called because its petals fade and fall early] * * * ▪ plant  any… …   Universalium

  • speedwell — noun A plant of genus Veronica …   Wiktionary

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