lead·wort (lĕdwûrt′, -wôrt′)
1. Any of various chiefly tropical ornamental plants of the genus Plumbago, having five-lobed often blue flowers.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Ceratostigma, especially C. plumbaginoides, having shiny leaves and blue flowers and often grown as a ground cover. In both senses also called plumbago.
[Translation of Latin plumbāgō, a kind of plant (perhaps of the genus Plumbago), from plumbum, lead; see PLUMBAGO.]
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