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

Origin of echeveria

< New Latin (1828), named after Atanasio Echeverría (flourished 1771), Mexican botanical illustrator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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