Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Crassulaceae — the houseleeks etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of fleshy-leaved plants, of which the houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) is the commonest species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genns of polypetalous plants, of the order Crassulaceæ.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin semper ("always") + vivum ("alive")

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.