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cyclamen

noun cy·cla·men \ˈsī-klə-mən, ˈsi-\

: a plant that has flowers with large white, pink, or red petals that hang downward

Full Definition of CYCLAMEN

:  any of a genus (Cyclamen) of Old World plants of the primrose family having showy nodding flowers

Origin of CYCLAMEN

New Latin, genus name, from Greek kyklaminos
First Known Use: circa 1550

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