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 (lĕd′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
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.]
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(Plants) any shrub of the plumbaginaceous genus Plumbago, of tropical and subtropical regions, with red, blue, or white flowers
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(ˈlɛdˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

any plant or shrub of the genus Plumbago, having spikes of blue, white, or red flowers.
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Noun1.leadwort - a plant of the genus Plumbago with blue flowersleadwort - a plant of the genus Plumbago with blue flowers
genus Plumbago - shrubs and herbs and woody vines of warm regions: leadwort
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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By: Hany SalahuldienPurple petunias, white leadworts and medicinal vervain have been planted in the ruins of courtyards and shrines where scribes of the time described luxurious gardens created in imitation of the ancient Greeks.