Definition of sempervivum in English:

sempervivum

Line breaks: sem¦per|vivum
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛmpəˈvʌɪvəm
 
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noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes the houseleek.
    • Genus Sempervivum, family Crassulaceae
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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