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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various evergreen climbing vines or shrubs of the genus Hoya, native to tropical regions from India to Australasia, some species of which are widely cultivated for their attractive leathery leaves and umbellate clusters of waxy flowers.

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  • noun botany Any plant of the genus Hoya

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Hoya, genus name, after Thomas Hoy, (1750?–1822), British gardener.]

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