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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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