Definitions

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  • n. Any plant of the genus Lewisia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypetalous plants belonging to the natural order Portulaceæ, the purslane family, distinguished by having from 5 to 8 sepals and from 8 to 10 petals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. genus of western North American low-growing herbs having linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • D'Arcy & Everest GPE7 plans to bring a new orange-yellow lewisia, 'Little Mango', the third of a series created in Germany by Georg Uebelhart, of Jelitto Perennial Seeds, who tells me: "These have proved to be super garden plants and do not suffer from rust or basal rosette rot as other lewisias, especially L. cotyledon, do."

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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