kalanchoe

kalanchoe

[kal-uhn-koh-ee, kuh-lang-koh-ee, kal-uhn-choh, kuh-lan-choh]
noun
any of several chiefly African and Asian succulent plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Kalanchoe, of the stonecrop family, having mostly opposite leaves and branching clusters of flowers.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin

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kalanchoe (ˌkælənˈkəʊɪ)
 
n
any plant of the tropical succulent genus Kalanchoe, grown as pot plants for their small brightly coloured flowers, sometimes scented, and their dark shiny leaves: family Crassulaceae
 
[New Latin, from the Chinese name of one of the species]

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