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 This musky, floral and clean scent combines bergamot, jasmine, neroli, orange flower and cyclamen with sandalwood, blonde wood and white musk. Kristin Corpuz, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 June 2022 Purple anemones, red poppies, pink cyclamen, yellow and orange daisies. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 The cyclamen foliage has been unaffected by the cold, and even the blooms have escaped damage when they were covered by a layer of N-sulate fabric. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Jan. 2022 The most spectacular addition in this category is the cyclamen. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Oct. 2021 African violets, tulips, orchids, hyacinths and cyclamen are affordable alternatives that will outlast fresh flowers, which often fade after a few days. Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2022 Prepare for freezing temperatures with a supply of fabric and a heat source such as mechanics' lights or poultry lamps to protect tomatoes, citrus, cyclamen and other cold-sensitive plants. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Nov. 2021 For decorative flowers in the shade this winter, consider planting cyclamen or plumeria. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Nov. 2021 Wait to plant primula and cyclamen for blooms in the shade and pansies and violas for more flowers in the sun. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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“Cyclamen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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