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Definition of Tradescantia

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

Meaning of Tradescantia from wikipedia

- Tradescantia /ˌtrædɪˈskæntiə/ is a genus of 75 species of herbaceous perennial wildflowers in the family Commelinaceae, native to the New World from southern...
- Tradescantia spathacea, the boatlily or Moses-in-the-cradle, is a herb in the Commelinaceae family first described in 1788. It is native to Belize, Guatemala...
- Tradescantia pallida is a species of spiderwort (a genus of New World plants) more commonly known as wandering jew or walking jew, a name it shares with...
- Tradescantia zebrina, formerly known as Zebrina pendula, is a species of spiderwort more commonly known as an inchplant or wandering jew. The common name...
- Tradescantia sillamontana is a perennial evergreen herbaceous plant of the genus Tradescantia. This species is one of the most succulent and xerophytic...
- Tradescantia fluminensis is a species of spiderwort native to South America. It is one of several plants known by the common name wandering Jew. It is...
- Tradescantia virginiana, the Virginia spiderwort, is the type species of Tradescantia native to the eastern United States. Commonly grown in many gardens...
- Tradescantia occidentalis, the prairie spiderwort or western spiderwort, is a plant in the dayflower family, Commelinaceae. It is common and widespread...
- Tradescantia cerinthoides, commonly called flowering inch plant, is a species of plant in the dayflower family that is native to south east Brazil to north...
- Tradescantia ohiensis, commonly known as bluejacket or Ohio spiderwort, is an herbaceous plant species in the genus Tradescantia native to eastern and...
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