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hoya

[ hoi-uh ]
/ ˈhɔɪ ə /
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noun

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.

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Also called porcelain flower, wax vine .

Origin of hoya

<New Latin, named after Thomas Hoy (circa 1750–1822), English gardener; see -a2
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British Dictionary definitions for hoya

hoya
/ (ˈhɔɪə) /

noun

any plant of the asclepiadaceous genus Hoya, of E Asia and Australia, esp the waxplant popular as a house plant
C19: named after Thomas Hoy (died 1821), English gardener
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