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1. Any of various chiefly tropical ornamental plants of the genus Plumbago, having five-lobed often blue flowers.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Ceratostigma, especially C. plumbaginoides, having shiny leaves and blue flowers and often grown as a ground cover. In both senses also called plumbago.
[Translation of Latin plumbāgō, a kind of plant (perhaps of the genus Plumbago), from plumbum, lead; see plumbago.]
(Plants) any shrub of the plumbaginaceous genus Plumbago, of tropical and subtropical regions, with red, blue, or white flowers
any plant or shrub of the genus Plumbago, having spikes of blue, white, or red flowers.