echeveria

[ech-uh-vuh-ree-uh]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. echegaray,
  2. echegaray y eizaguirre,
  3. echegaray, josé,
  4. echelette,
  5. echelon,
  6. echeverría,
  7. echeverría álvarez,
  8. echeverría álvarez, luis,
  9. echeverría, esteban,
  10. echidna

Origin of echeveria

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

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British Dictionary definitions for echeveria

echeveria

noun

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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