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kalanchoe

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noun ka·lan·choe \ˌka-lən-ˈkō-ē also kə-ˈlaŋ-kə-(ˌ)wē or ˈka-lən-ˌchō\

Definition of kalanchoe

  1. :  any of a genus (Kalanchoe) of chiefly African tropical succulent herbs or shrubs of the orpine family often cultivated as ornamentals —called also bryophyllum



Origin of kalanchoe

New Latin


First Known Use: 1830


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