Definition of houseleek in English:

houseleek

Syllabification: house·leek
Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌlēk
 
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noun

  • A succulent plant with rosettes of fleshy leaves and small pink flowers. Houseleeks grow on walls and roofs, and are popular cultivated plants.
    • Sempervivum and related genera, family Crassulaceae: several species, in particular S. tectorum
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    • Try the black-leaved Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ with houseleeks Sempervivum planted underneath.
    • Sempervivums, also known as ‘hen and chicks ‘or houseleeks, are a common garden succulent whose leaves are quite tasty raw or lightly cooked.’
    • The cobweb houseleek Sempervivum arachnoideum has a fine covering of downy white hairs and is a good contrast to the darker forms.

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