any of various North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, having clusters of small, cup-shaped flowers, especially the alumroots.

Compare coral bells.

Origin of heuchera

< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Johann Heinreich von Heucher (1677–1747), German botanist; see -a2
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any plant of the N. American genus Heuchera, with low-growing heart-shaped leaves and mostly red flowers carried in sprays on slender graceful stems: family SaxifragaceaeSee also alumroot

Word Origin for heuchera

named after J. H. Heucher (1677–1747), German doctor and botanist
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