American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several plants having many runners or offshoots, especially the houseleek.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A proliferous variety of the daisy, Bellis perennis.
- n. A species of houseleek, Sempervivum globiferum, native of the continent of Europe, sometimes cultivated.
- n. The ground-ivy, Nepeta Glechoma.
“(Dudleya is in this family, as are hen-and-chickens and jade plant.)”
“(_Sempervivums_), among which _S. globiferum_, "hen-and-chickens," is the most widely known.”
“Each schooner has several dories, which fish all round it, thus suggesting what is often called the hen-and-chickens style.”
“He wore a big cluster diamond pin, a sort of hen-and-chickens of his own, secured by a minute guard-chain on a ruffled shirt-front of snowiest linen, where clung dry crumbs of the "fine-cut" which puffed the lower side pockets of his gray alpaca sack coat.”
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