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 The plantings include hostas, astilbe, daylilies, roses, lamium, Japanese anemones, spiderwort, coral-bells, zinnia, clematis, dianthus and different kinds of sedum. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 July 2021 This is hairy flower spiderwort – Tradescantia hirsutiflora. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, 18 Apr. 2021 Calla lilies and spiderwort are best divided in the spring, just as new growth begins. oregonlive, 7 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of spiderwort

1629, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spiderwort was in 1629

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“Spiderwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiderwort. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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