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hoya

[hoi-uh] /ˈhɔɪ ə/
noun
1.
any shrubby climbing plant of the genus Hoya, of the milkweed family, especially the wax plant, H. carnosa, a pot plant with waxy white flowers.
Also called porcelain flower, wax vine.
Origin of hoya
< New Latin, named after Thomas Hoy (circa 1750-1822), English gardener; see -a2
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hoya

/ˈhɔɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the asclepiadaceous genus Hoya, of E Asia and Australia, esp the waxplant popular as a house plant
Word Origin
C19: named after Thomas Hoy (died 1821), English gardener
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