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Tradeless
trademark
trademarked
tradeoff
Trader
trader or merchant
trades
Trades Descriptions Act
trades union
Trades Union Congress
trades unionist
Trades-unionist
Tradescant
tradescant's aster
Tradescantia Virginica
Tradesfolk
Tradesman
Tradesmen
tradespeople
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Trading
trading card
trading estate
trading floor

Tradescantia definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: spiderworts [syn: Tradescantia, genus Tradescantia]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from John Tradescant died 1638 English traveler & gardener Date: 1766 spiderwort

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any usu. trailing plant of the genus Tradescantia, with large blue, white, or pink flowers. Etymology: mod.L f. J. Tradescant, Engl. naturalist d. 1638

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Wandering Wan"der*ing, a. & n. from Wander, v. Wandering albatross (Zo["o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of Albatross. Wandering cell (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white corpuscles of the blood. Wandering Jew (Bot.), any one of several creeping species of Tradescantia, which have alternate, pointed leaves, and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets, window boxes, etc. Wandering kidney (Med.), a morbid condition in which one kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain directions; -- called also floating kidney, movable kidney. Wandering liver (Med.), a morbid condition of the liver, similar to wandering kidney. Wandering mouse (Zo["o]l.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse. See Illust. of Mouse. Wandering spider (Zo["o]l.), any one of a tribe of spiders that wander about in search of their prey.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tradescantia Trad`es*can"ti*a, n. (Bot.) A genus including spiderwort and Wandering Jew.




 


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