Definition of sempervivum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsempərˈvīvəm/


A plant of a genus that includes the houseleek.
  • Genus Sempervivum, family Crassulaceae.
Example sentences
  • Agaves, pelargoniums, yuccas, sedum, sempervivum, cacti - if they can survive your winters or you have a light frost-free place to overwinter them - all are suitable.
  • They feature specimens from three unthirsty groups of plants - sedums, sempervivums, and yuccas - all of which display handsome foliage year-round, with a bonus of seasonal bloom.
  • Strawberry pots overflow with sedums and sempervivums.


Modern Latin, from Latin semper 'always' + vivus 'living'.

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Syllabification: sem·per·vi·vum

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