Definition of echeveria in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌeCHəvəˈrēə/


A succulent plant with rosettes of fleshy colorful leaves, native to warm regions of America and popular as houseplants.
  • Genus Echeveria, family Crassulaceae: numerous species and cultivars.
Example sentences
  • Echeverias are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes.
  • This chocolate coloured echeveria lives in a pot on the house decking.


Modern Latin, named after Anastasio Echeveri or Echeverría, 19th-century Mexican botanical illustrator.

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Syllabification: ech·e·ve·ri·a

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