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noun ech·e·ve·ria \ˌe-chə-və-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of echeveria

  1. :  any of a large genus (Echeveria) of tropical American succulent plants of the orpine family that have showy rosettes of often plushy basal leaves and axillary clusters of flowers with erect petals

Origin and Etymology of echeveria

New Latin, genus name, after Atanasio Echeverría fl1771 Mexican botanical illustrator

First Known Use: 1883

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