hoya

noun
\ ˈhȯi-ə How to pronounce hoya (audio) \

Definition of hoya

: any of a genus (Hoya) of climbing Asian and Australian evergreen shrubs of the milkweed family

Examples of hoya in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 With a green hoya, a sansevieria and a ZZ plant, you’ll be fully stocked with plants that are easy to care for. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hoya

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoya

New Latin, from Thomas Hoy †1821 English gardener

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Last Updated

16 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Hoya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoya. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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