sempervivum


sem·per·vi·vum

noun \ˌsem-pər-ˈvī-vəm\

Definition of SEMPERVIVUM

:  any of a genus (Sempervivum) of Old World fleshy perennial herbs of the orpine family often grown as ornamentals

Origin of SEMPERVIVUM

New Latin, from Latin, neuter of sempervivus ever-living, from semper ever + vivus living — more at quick
First Known Use: 1591

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