haworthia

noun

ha·​wor·​thia
hȯˈ(w)ərthēə,
-t͟hēə
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

Word History

Etymology

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 20 May. 2024.

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