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lead +‎ wort


leadwort (plural leadworts)

  1. Any of various maritime herbs of the genus Plumbago, some of which have lead-coloured spots on the leaves or nearly lead-coloured flowers.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for leadwort in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)