haworthia

noun
ha·​wor·​thia | \ hȯˈ(w)ərthēə, -t͟hēə \

Definition of haworthia

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 plural -s : any plant of the genus Haworthia

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History and Etymology for haworthia

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

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“Haworthia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haworthia. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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