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lead'wort fam"ily




the plant family Plumbaginaceae, characterized by shrubs and herbaceous plants of seacoasts and semiarid regions, having basal or alternate leaves, spikelike clusters of tubular flowers, and dry, one-seeded fruit, and including leadwort, sea lavender, statice, and thrift.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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