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see figwortfigwort,
common name for some members of the Scrophulariaceae, a family comprising chiefly herbs and small shrubs and distributed widely over all continents. The family includes a few climbing types and some parasitic and saprophytic forms.
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speedwell

Blue violet flowers in figwort family. Root and leaf tea used as astringent, blood purifier, liver, kidney, lung, asthma, expectorant, diuretic, expectorant, gout, helps heal ulcers. Bitter astringent. Used for stomach, digestion, skin problems. Wild weedy relatives are Ivyleaved speedwell (V. hererifolia), Field Speedwell (V. persica), Germander Speedwell (V. chamaedrys)

speedwell

indicates female faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
See: Loyalty

speedwell

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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Speedwell was constructed a few years prior to the Great War to serve a very different purpose.
But while the Mayflower carried America's founding fathers across the Atlantic, the Speedwell developed a leak and had to turn back.
The 2,200 s/f unit, formerly occupied by FedEx, is located at the base of the property's West Tower, fronts on the corner of Cattano and Speedwell avenues, and boasts almost 60 feet of curb-side glass.
The Speedwell - the Pilgrims' second ship, which intended to sail with the Mayflower to the New World - had to turn back because it was unseaworthy.
Second, it paints a vivid word-picture of Speedwell, a struggling and long-abandoned Mennonite community and, although a number of comparable accounts (set elsewhere) exist, most of them are not readily accessible to non-Mennonite readers.
Heeding the call, such companies as Speedwell Derivatives, in London, and U.
Creeping plants, including speedwell (Veronica pectinata), spring cinquefoil (Potentilla tabernaemontanii), woolly thyme, and common moss, form seams in the gaps between the steps and patio stones.
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