[ ech-uh-vuh-ree-uh ]
/ ˌɛtʃ ə vəˈri ə /
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
Words nearby echeveria
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Example sentences from the Web for echeveria
The name Echeveria is now given up by botanists for Cotyledon.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
British Dictionary definitions for echeveria
/ (ˌɛtʃɪˈvɪərɪə) /
any of various tropical American crassulaceous plants of the genus Echeveria, cultivated for their colourful foliage
Word Origin for echeveria
named after M. Echeveri, 19th-century Mexican botanical artist
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