cyclamen

[sahy-kluh-muhn, -men, sik-luh-]
noun
any low-growing plant of the genus Cyclamen, belonging to the primrose family, having tuberous rootstocks and nodding white, purple, pink, or crimson flowers with reflexed petals.

Origin:
1540–50; < Neo-Latin, Medieval Latin < Greek kyklámīnos bulbous plant, akin to kýklos cycle

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cyclamen (ˈsɪkləmən, -ˌmɛn)
 
n
1.  See also sowbread any Old World plant of the primulaceous genus Cyclamen, having nodding white, pink, or red flowers, with reflexed petals
 
adj
2.  of a dark reddish-purple colour
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin cyclamīnos, from Greek kuklaminos, probably from kuklos circle, referring to the bulb-like roots]

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cyclamen
c.1550, from M.L. cyclamen, from L. cyclaminos, from Gk. kyklaminos, from kyklos "circle" (see cycle). So called in reference to the bulbous shape of the root.
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Example sentences
White cyclamen appear to flutter above silvery dusty-miller foliage and
  eucalyptus pods.
Supplement existing plants, such as the azaleas and ferns pictured above, with
  an edging of white cyclamen.
The long bike rides with stops to pick wild strawberries or sweet-smelling
  cyclamen.
Now that colder weather is upon us, the gaily colorful cyclamen is showing up
  at garden centers, florists and other stores.
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