noun brook·lime \ˈbru̇ˌklīm\

Definition of brooklime



  1. 1 :  any of certain aquatic of semiaquatic plants of the genus Veronica (such as V. beccabunga and V. americana) — see wall ink

  2. 2 :  watercress

  3. 3 Australia :  a plant of the genus Gratiola

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Origin and Etymology of brooklime

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 — more at 2brook

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