haworthia

noun ha·wor·thia \hȯˈ(w)ərthēə, -thēə\

Definition of haworthia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of xerophytic South African succulent plants of the family Liliaceae that have thick fleshy leaves mostly crowded in a basal rosette and white or greenish flowers in a terminal spike

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Haworthia

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Origin and Etymology of haworthia

New Latin, from Adrian H. Haworth †1833 English botanist + New Latin -ia


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