Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Apocynaceae — the hoyas or waxflowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any plant of the genus Hoya having fleshy leaves and usually nectariferous flowers.
  • n. any plant of the genus Hoya having fleshy leaves and usually nectariferous flowers.
  • n. Any plant of the genus Hoya having fleshy leaves and usually nectariferous flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants, of the natural order Asclepiadaceæ and tribe Marsdenieæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the genus Hoya having fleshy leaves and usually nectariferous flowers

Etymologies

New Latin, after Thomas Hoy + -a (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some say it originated in a cheer referring to the stones that comprised the school's outer walls; others say it began in the 19th century with the birth of Georgetown's Stonewalls baseball club; a third version has a "hoya saxa" cheer arising after an impressive goal-line stand by the defense of the Hoya football team.

    The Bracket

  • This is what I call the Hoya Hut, one of Carols play rooms!

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Just to let you know, the Georgetown Hoya comes from a chant that they used to do back in the day ‘hoya saxa’, or ‘what rocks’ in greek/latin.

    College Mascots: Inspiring to Insipid | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • Although De La Hoya is honest about his lapses in judgment along the way, his story is mostly about the judicious choices he has made at every stage of his life, shaping his phenomenal trajectory.

    Cover to Cover

  • Lake Enriquillo in the southwestern section of the Dominican Republic is located at 18°30'N and 71°40'W, occupying the lowest part of the basin known as Hoya del Lago Enriquillo between the Neyba and Bahoruco ranges, and has geomorphological characteristics that are unique in the Caribbean region.

    Enriquillo wetlands

  • The city of Baza was situated in a great valley, eight leagues in length and three in breadth, called the Hoya, or Basin, of Baza.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • "Hoya," (Yes) and laying my hand on his breast, said, "Nodo-wessie de-ah," (Sioux you.)

    Travels in the Interior of America, in the Years 1809, 1810, and 1811

  • Georgetown "Hoya" described Ayers as an anti-war activist; but then they're not in the right wing propaganda business.

    News Hounds

  • Somight it be time to request a little contrarian thinking, as well as consider which may be all of us have been sipping as well most of which purple Kool-Aid, as well as which we've made as well most of Pacquiao wins opposite bigger, yet severely injured opponents, in David Diaz, Oscar De La Hoya as well as Ricky Hatton?

    Pacquiao Vs Cotto: THE PREDICTION PAGE

  • He beat an old, income inspired De la Hoya, as well as a cleared up Ricky Hatton.

    Pacquiao Vs Cotto: THE PREDICTION PAGE

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