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houseleek

[hous-leek]
noun
1.
Also called old-man-and-old-woman. a succulent plant, Sempervivum tectorum, of the stonecrop family, native to Europe, having reddish flowers and leaves forming dense basal rosettes.
2.
any other plant of the genus Sempervivum.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English howsleke. See house, leek

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houseleek (ˈhaʊsˌliːk)
 
n
Also called: hen-and-chickens any Old World crassulaceous plant of the genus Sempervivum, esp S. tectorum, which has a rosette of succulent leaves and pinkish flowers: grows on walls

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