houseleek

noun
house·​leek | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌlēk How to pronounce houseleek (audio) \

Definition of houseleek

: a pink-flowered thick-leaved European plant (Sempervivum tectorum) of the orpine family that tends to form clusters of rosettes and is often grown in rock gardens broadly : sempervivum

First Known Use of houseleek

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Houseleek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houseleek. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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