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haworthia

[ haw-wur-thee-uh, -thee-uh ]
/ hɔˈwɜr θi ə, -ði ə /
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noun

any of various succulent plants of the genus Haworthia, native to South Africa, having densely overlapping, often warty leaves clustered in rosettes.

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Also called star cactus, wart plant .

Origin of haworthia

First recorded in 1820–25; New Latin; genus name, named after Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist (1767–1833) + -ia
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