Tradescantia

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tradescantia

(ˌtrædɛsˈkænʃɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the American genus Tradescantia, widely cultivated for their striped variegated leaves: family Commelinaceae. See also wandering Jew, spiderwort
[C18: New Latin, named after John Tradescant (1570–1638), English botanist and gardener]
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Noun1.tradescantia - spiderwortsTradescantia - spiderworts        
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Commelinaceae, family Commelinaceae, spiderwort family - large widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts
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tradescantia

[ˌtrædəsˈkæntɪə] Ntradescantia f
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tradescantia

n (Pflanze) → Tradeskantie f
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Lysimachias, trailing small-leafed tradescantias, dichondra and sweet potato vines are some choices.
Titled "Telgraf Ecicekleri" (tradescantias), the work has an opening bid of TL 70,000, according to a press release from the gallery.
Hardy tradescantias, on the other hand, emerge like shocking pink blades of grass.