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tradescantia (ˌtrædɛsˈkænʃɪə Pronunciation for tradescantia

Definitions

noun

  1. any plant of the American genus Tradescantia, widely cultivated for their striped variegated leaves: family Commelinaceae See also wandering Jew, spiderwort

Word Origin

C18: New Latin, named after John Tradescant (1570–1638), English botanist and gardener

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