spiderwort

noun
spi·​der·​wort | \ ˈspī-dər-ˌwərt How to pronounce spiderwort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of spiderwort

: 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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Examples of spiderwort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are a lot of ferns, mayapples, monks hood, goats beard, gooseneck loosestrife, iris of all kinds, daylilies, tiger lilies, spiderwort, lungwort and lamb's ear. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This historic Whitefish Bay home was known for its accessible gardens. The new owners are restoring them.," 28 Aug. 2020 Bulb-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, spiderwort, rain lily and walking iris. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 Bulb-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, spiderwort, rain lily and walking iris. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 Bulb-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, spiderwort, rain lily and walking iris. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 Bulb-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, spiderwort, rain lily and walking iris. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 Bulb-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, spiderwort, rain lily and walking iris. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 Bulb-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, spiderwort, rain lily and walking iris. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 Bulb-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, spiderwort, rain lily and walking iris. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of spiderwort

1629, in the meaning defined above

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7 Sep 2020

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“Spiderwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiderwort. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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