cyclamen

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noun cy·cla·men \ˈsī-klə-mən, ˈsi-\

Definition of cyclamen

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

Origin and Etymology of cyclamen

New Latin, genus name, from Greek kyklaminos


First Known Use: circa 1550


CYCLAMEN Defined for English Language Learners

cyclamen

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noun cy·cla·men \ˈsī-klə-mən, ˈsi-\

Definition of cyclamen for English Language Learners

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


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