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brook·lime

 (bro͝ok′līm′)
n.
Either of two related trailing plants, Veronica americana of North America or V. beccabunga of Eurasia, growing in wet or moist places and having clusters of small blue or purplish flowers.

[Alteration of Middle English brokelemok : broke, brook; see brook1 + lemok, a kind of brooklime (from Old English hleomoc).]

brooklime

(ˈbrʊkˌlaɪm)
n
(Plants) 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
[C16: variant of C15 brokelemk speedwell, from brook1 + -lemk, from Old English hleomoce; influenced by lime]
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Noun1.brooklime - European plant having low-lying stems with blue flowersbrooklime - European plant having low-lying stems with blue flowers; sparsely naturalized in North America
genus Veronica - widespread genus of herbs with pink or white or blue or purple flowers: speedwell
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
2.brooklime - plant of western North America and northeastern Asia having prostrate stems with dense racemes of pale violet to lilac flowersbrooklime - plant of western North America and northeastern Asia having prostrate stems with dense racemes of pale violet to lilac flowers
genus Veronica - widespread genus of herbs with pink or white or blue or purple flowers: speedwell
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
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