from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Cyclamen, especially a Mediterranean species (C. persicum) widely cultivated as a houseplant, having decorative leaves and showy, variously colored flowers with reflexed petals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various flowering plants, of the genus Cyclamen, widely cultivated as a houseplant, having decorative leaves and solitary flowers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants of the Primrose family, having depressed rounded corms, and pretty nodding flowers with the petals so reflexed as to point upwards, whence it is called rabbits' ears. It is also called sow bread, because hogs are said to eat the corms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of bulbous primulaceous plants, natives of southern Europe and western Asia.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of the genus Cyclamen.
- n. Same as cyclamin, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Mediterranean plant widely cultivated as a houseplant for its showy dark green leaves splotched with silver and nodding white or pink to reddish flowers with reflexed petals
New Latin Cyclamen, genus name, from Latin cyclamīnos, from Greek kuklamīnos, probably from kuklos, circle, wheel (perhaps from its bulbous roots); see cycle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)