Definition of cyclamen
: any of a genus (Cyclamen) of Old World plants of the primrose family having showy nodding flowers
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The slope is retained by logs; rocks; steps; and plantings of ornamental grasses and ground covers like ferns, cyclamen, hepaticas and native trillium.
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Origin and Etymology of cyclamen
New Latin, genus name, from Greek kyklaminos
First Known Use: circa 1550See Words from the same year
CYCLAMEN Defined for English Language Learners
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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