cy·​cla·​men | \ ˈsī-klə-mən How to pronounce cyclamen (audio) , ˈsi- \

Definition of cyclamen

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

Examples of cyclamen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Happily, this includes local nurseries — as, for me, holiday decorations are not complete without plants like cyclamen, amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Dec. 2020 The cyclamen performance seems to be consistent with performance by the rest of the cool-weather annuals. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Feb. 2021 Among them are iris, carnation, coleus, cyclamen, daffodils, dieffenbachia, philodendron, schefflera and even tulips. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2021 Calvin Finch has your guide to planting cyclamen now for amazing winter color., 13 Nov. 2020 Another group of the cool-weather annuals — pansies, alyssum, cyclamen, primula and ornamental kale — usually blooms through the cold spell. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Feb. 2021 This week in the garden Temperatures approached freezing last week in some areas, so be sure to have your fabric coverings and heat sources ready for action for plants such as citrus and cyclamen. Calvin Finch,, 5 Nov. 2020 Placed inside at an east-facing window and cared for in a similar manner as described for poinsettia, cyclamen will bloom indefinitely. Calvin Finch,, 10 Dec. 2020 The cold weather seems to have reduced slug and snail activity except on primula, pansies, cyclamen and lettuce. Calvin Finch,, 26 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of cyclamen

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyclamen

New Latin, genus name, from Greek kyklaminos

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The first known use of cyclamen was circa 1550

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6 Jun 2021

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“Cyclamen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cyclamen

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

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