any low-growing plant of the genus Cyclamen, belonging to the primrose family, having tuberous rootstocks and nodding white, purple, pink, or crimson flowers with reflexed petals.
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How to use cyclamen in a sentence
The shooting-star, a near relative of the cyclamen, is as thick upon the earth as stars up in the sky.Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
Even on the roadside wall the lizards run in and out amongst beds of cyclamen and tenderest ferns and mosses.Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
cyclamen presents curved surfaces, while narcissus makes her tube top narrow.
cyclamen, snowdrop, violet, and periwinkle seeds are supposed to be carried in this way.The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
Something like this is cyclamen, sometimes cultivated as a house plant.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany | Douglas Houghton Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for cyclamen
any Old World plant of the primulaceous genus Cyclamen, having nodding white, pink, or red flowers, with reflexed petals: See also sowbread
of a dark reddish-purple colour
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