hoya

[ hoi-uh ]

noun
  1. any shrubby climbing plant of the genus Hoya, of the milkweed family, especially the wax plant, H. carnosa, a pot plant with waxy white flowers.

Origin of hoya

1
<New Latin, named after Thomas Hoy (circa 1750–1822), English gardener; see -a2
  • Also called porcelain flower, wax vine .

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hoya

/ (ˈhɔɪə) /


noun
  1. any plant of the asclepiadaceous genus Hoya, of E Asia and Australia, esp the waxplant popular as a house plant

Origin of hoya

1
C19: named after Thomas Hoy (died 1821), English gardener

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