- any of various temperate scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Veronica, such as V. officinalis (heath speedwell) and V. chamaedrys (germander speedwell), having small blue or pinkish white flowers
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speed•well (spēd′wel′),USA pronunciation n.
- Plant Biologyany of several plants, shrubs, or small trees of the genus Veronica, of the figwort family, having opposite leaves and small flowers.
- 1570–80; speed + well1; so called because its petals fade and fall early
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speedwell /ˈspiːdˌwɛl/ n
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