Definition of Brooklime

1. Noun. European plant having low-lying stems with blue flowers; sparsely naturalized in North America.

Exact synonyms: European Brooklime, Veronica Beccabunga
Group relationships: Genus Veronica
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant



2. Noun. Plant of western North America and northeastern Asia having prostrate stems with dense racemes of pale violet to lilac flowers.
Exact synonyms: American Brooklime, Veronica Americana
Group relationships: Genus Veronica
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant

Definition of Brooklime

1. n. A plant (Veronica Beccabunga), with flowers, usually blue, in axillary racemes. The American species is V. Americana.

Definition of Brooklime

1. Noun. A plant (''Veronica beccabunga'') with usually blue flowers in axillary racemes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brooklime

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Medical Definition of Brooklime

1. A plant (Veronica Beccabunga), with flowers, usually blue, in axillary racemes. The American species is V. Americana. [Formerly written broklempe or broklympe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brooklime

brook lamprey
brook lampreys
brook mint
brook thistle
brook trout
brook trouts
brooked
brookie
brookies
brooking
brookite
brookites
brooklet
brooklets
brooklike
brooklime (current term)
brooklimes
brookside
brooksides
brookweed
brookweeds
brool
brools
broom
broom-like
broom-weed
broom closet
broom corn

Literary usage of Brooklime

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1. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"R. brooklime, Water, each, two parts Distil off one part. Cotter eau. ... R. Clarified juice of brooklime, one part. Sugar, two parts. ..."

2. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1902)
"ML FERNALD. VERONICA BECCABUNGA. No. 46 THE common brooklime, Veronica Beccabunga, of Europe was well known to the older English herbalists as ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"brooklime. (1) Generally applied to Veronica Beccabunga, L.— Prior (p. 29) does not give the origin of the word, and Skinner's three solutions do not throw ..."

4. Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Grasses by Catherine Parr Strickland Traill (1906)
"AMERICAN brooklime—Veronica Americana (Schw.). (PLATE XVII. ... The American brooklime is one of the prettiest of the native Veronicas, and may easily be ..."

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