from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several evergreen climbing vines or shrubs of the genus Hoya, with a home range from India and southern China to Australia and having opposite, simple leaves and axillary, umbellate flower clusters. Also called porcelain flower, wax vine.
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- n. Any plant of the genus Hoya
New Latin Hoya, genus name, after Thomas Hoy (1750?-1822), British gardener.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)