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n. - Plant of western North America and northeastern Asia having prostrate stems with dense racemes of pale violet to lilac flowers; European plant having low-lying stems with blue flowers.

Usage examples (11)
  • Bullrushes and brooklime are also good, but the bullrushes must be planted judiciously.
  • But the ditches below are yet green with brooklime and rushes.
  • Beneath it went under thickest brooklime, blue flowered, and serrated water-parsnips, lost like many a mighty river for awhile among a forest of leaves.
  • At the base of the rocks, where there was still some moisture, were the blue flowers of the brooklime veronica, and the brighter blue of the forget-me-not. for more
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