echeveria

noun
ech·​e·​ve·​ria | \ ˌe-chə-və-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce echeveria (audio) \

Definition of echeveria

: any of a large genus (Echeveria) of tropical American succulent plants of the orpine family that have showy rosettes of often plushy basal leaves and axillary clusters of flowers with erect petals

Examples of echeveria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Between bright red lipstick echeverias to spiky zebra plants to adorable rabbit succulents, there are plenty of options to choose from. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, 26 Mar. 2020 Even love couldn't sustain the tiny echeveria given by my boyfriend that shriveled up into a sorry-looking mess. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 22 June 2018 Even love couldn't sustain the tiny echeveria given by my boyfriend that shriveled up into a sorry-looking mess. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 22 June 2018 Other plants in the design include coastal rosemary, Caesalpinia pulcherrima (red bird of paradise), blue chalksticks, echeveria, aeonium ‘Kiwi’ and agave attenuata. Chris Ross, sandiegouniontribune.com, 21 Sep. 2017 After summer, the echeveria, for example, will need watering only every two weeks. Ramp up the misting. Katy Schneider, The Cut, 17 Sep. 2017 Water in the cool of morning and avoid getting water on the rosettes of echeverias and other flat or broad-leafed varieties. Leslie Crawford, sandiegouniontribune.com, 8 Sep. 2017 For beginners, Allen recommends echeverias and sempervivums. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, 19 May 2017 Her favorites are echeverias, aeoniums and kalanchoes. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of echeveria

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for echeveria

New Latin, genus name, after Atanasio Echeverría flourished 1771 Mexican botanical illustrator

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“Echeveria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echeveria. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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