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[hyoo-ker-uh] /ˈhyu kər ə/
any of various North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, having clusters of small, cup-shaped flowers, especially the alumroots.
Compare coral bells.
Origin of heuchera
< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Johann Heinreich von Heucher (1677-1747), German botanist; see -a2 Unabridged
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any plant of the N. American genus Heuchera, with low-growing heart-shaped leaves and mostly red flowers carried in sprays on slender graceful stems: family Saxifragaceae See also alumroot
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named after J. H. Heucher (1677–1747), German doctor and botanist
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