\ 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, "9 plants that are actually easy to keep alive, according to experts," 25 June 2020 What’s the best pot to show off the pink and white leaves of hoya carnosa? Steven Kurutz, New York Times, "You Can Pay People to Style Your Houseplants," 14 Feb. 2020 Another great plant that happens to produce some darn nice fragrances is the hoya. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Indoor plants to make your house smell nice this winter," 15 Dec. 2017

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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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“Hoya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoya. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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