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any of various speedwells found along brooks, in marshes, etc., as Veronica americana (American brooklime) a creeping plant having leafy stems and loose clusters of small blue flowers.
Historical Examples

Flowers Shown to the Children C. E. Smith
Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets John Evelyn
Nature Near London Richard Jefferies

either of two blue-flowered scrophulariaceous trailing plants, Veronica americana of North America or V. beccabunga of Europe and Asia, growing in moist places See also speedwell


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