plural -s
: any of certain aquatic of semiaquatic plants of the genus Veronica (such as V. beccabunga and V. americana) see wall ink
Australia : a plant of the genus Gratiola

Word History


by folk etymology from earlier brooklem, from Middle English brokelemke, from broke brook + lemke, lemeke speedwell, from Old English hleomoce; akin to Middle Low German lömeke speedwell

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“Brooklime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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