noun Date: 1629 any of a genus (Tradescantia of the family Commelinaceae, the spiderwort family) of American monocotyledonous plants with ephemeral often blue or violet flowers

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  • spiderwort — [spī′dərwʉrt΄] n. any of a genus (Tradescantia) of fleshy perennial plants of the spiderwort family, having grasslike leaves and showy purplish, white, or pink flowers adj. designating a family (Commelinaceae, order Commelinales) of… …   English World dictionary

  • Spiderwort — Spi der*wort , n. (Bot.) An American endogenous plant ({Tradescantia Virginica}), with long linear leaves and ephemeral blue flowers. The name is sometimes extended to other species of the same genus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiderwort — /spuy deuhr werrt , wawrt /, n. 1. any plant of the genus Tradescantia, having blue, purple, or rose colored flowers. 2. any of several related plants. [1590 1600; SPIDER + WORT2] * * * Any of 20 or more erect to trailing, weak stemmed herbs… …   Universalium

  • spiderwort — šiaudenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Šiaudeniniai – Asphodelaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Anthericum angl. antheric; anthericum; spiderwort vok. Graslilie rus. венечник lenk. pajęcznica …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • spiderwort — tradeskantė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Komelininiai – Commelinaceae Mirb. atitikmenys: lot. Tradescantia angl. spiderwort vok. Dreimasterblume; Tradescantie rus. традесканция lenk. trzykrotka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • spiderwort — brazilinė tradeskantė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tradescantia fluminensis angl. spiderwort; spidy Jenny; wandering jew vok. Rio Tradescantie rus. традесканция миртолистная; традесканция приречная lenk. trzykrotka wężykowata;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • spiderwort — noun A perennial plant of the Tradescantia genus, found in clumps in woodland and meadow …   Wiktionary

  • Spiderwort — Tradescantia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • spiderwort — noun an American plant whose flowers bear long hairy stamens. [Tradescantia virginiana (N. America) and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • spiderwort — spi•der•wort [[t]ˈspaɪ dərˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any of various New World plants of the genus Tradescantia, having blue or rose colored flowers • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

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