brook·​lime | \ ˈbru̇ˌklīm\
plural -s

Definition of brooklime

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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