echeveria

echeveria

[ech-uh-vuh-ree-uh]
noun
any of numerous succulent plants of the genus Echeveria, native to tropical America and having thick leaves characteristically forming rosettes.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1828), named after Atanasio Echeverría (flourished 1771), Mexican botanical illustrator

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echeveria (ˌɛtʃɪˈvɪərɪə)
 
n
any of various tropical American crassulaceous plants of the genus Echeveria, cultivated for their colourful foliage
 
[named after M. Echeveri, 19th-century Mexican botanical artist]

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