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  • noun Any of the genus Sempervivum of succulent plants, the houseleeks or liveforevers.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Sempervīvum, genus name, from neuter of Late Latin sempervīvus, ever-living : Latin semper, always; see sem- in Indo-European roots + Latin vīvus, living, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

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From the genus name.

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