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  1. any of numerous succulent plants of the genus Echeveria, native to tropical America and having thick leaves characteristically forming rosettes.
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Origin of echeveria

< New Latin (1828), named after Atanasio Echeverría (flourished 1771), Mexican botanical illustrator
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Historical Examples of echeveria

  • The name Echeveria is now given up by botanists for Cotyledon.

    The Practical Garden-Book

    C. E. Hunn

British Dictionary definitions for echeveria


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

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