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echeveria

[ech-uh-vuh-ree-uh]
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noun
  1. any of numerous succulent plants of the genus Echeveria, native to tropical America and having thick leaves characteristically forming rosettes.

Origin of echeveria

< New Latin (1828), named after Atanasio Echeverría (flourished 1771), Mexican botanical illustrator
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  • The name Echeveria is now given up by botanists for Cotyledon.

    The Practical Garden-Book

    C. E. Hunn


British Dictionary definitions for echeveria

echeveria

noun
  1. any of various tropical American crassulaceous plants of the genus Echeveria, cultivated for their colourful foliage

Word Origin

named after M. Echeveri, 19th-century Mexican botanical artist
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