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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of numerous succulent South African herbs of the genus Haworthia, having densely imbricate, often warty leaves that are clustered in rosettes. Also called star cactus, wart plant.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Haworthia, genus name, after Adrian Hardy Haworth (1767-1833), British botanist.

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  • At times, when they were undergoing a particularly grim spell, the densely imbricate warty leaves were the only sustenance the Bronte siblings saw for months on end. No wonder Heathcliff was so prickly.

    March 20, 2010

  • "Any of numerous succulent South African herbs of the genus Haworthia, having densely imbricate, often warty leaves that are clustered in rosettes. Also called star cactus, wart plant. Adrian Hardy Haworth (1767-1833), British botanist.'>After Adrian Hardy Haworth (1767-1833), British botanist."

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    March 20, 2010