sempervivum

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noun sem·per·vi·vum \ˌsem-pər-ˈvī-vəm\

Definition of sempervivum

  1. :  any of a genus (Sempervivum) of Old World fleshy perennial herbs of the orpine family often grown as ornamentals

Origin and Etymology of sempervivum

New Latin, from Latin, neuter of sempervivus ever-living, from semper ever + vivus living — more at quick


First Known Use: 1591


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