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cyclamen

cy·cla·men

 (sī′klə-mən, sĭk′lə-)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Cyclamen, especially a Mediterranean species (C. persicum) widely cultivated as a houseplant, having decorative leaves and showy, variously colored flowers with reflexed petals.

[New Latin Cyclamen, genus name, from Latin cyclamīnos, from Greek kuklamīnos, probably from kuklos, circle, wheel (perhaps from its bulbous roots); see cycle.]

cyclamen

(ˈsɪkləmən; -ˌmɛn)
n
(Plants) any Old World plant of the primulaceous genus Cyclamen, having nodding white, pink, or red flowers, with reflexed petals. See also sowbread
adj
(Colours) of a dark reddish-purple colour
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin cyclamīnos, from Greek kuklaminos, probably from kuklos circle, referring to the bulb-like roots]

cy•cla•men

(ˈsaɪ klə mən, -ˌmɛn, ˈsɪk lə-)

n.
any plant of the genus Cyclamen, of the primrose family, having nodding white, purple, or red flowers with reflexed petals.
[1540–50; < New Latin, Medieval Latin < Greek kyklámīnos bulbous plant, akin to kýklos circle; see cycle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyclamen - Mediterranean plant widely cultivated as a houseplant for its showy dark green leaves splotched with silver and nodding white or pink to reddish flowers with reflexed petalscyclamen - Mediterranean plant widely cultivated as a houseplant for its showy dark green leaves splotched with silver and nodding white or pink to reddish flowers with reflexed petals
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Cyclamen - genus of widely cultivated flowering Eurasian herbs with centrally depressed rounded tubers and rounded heart-shaped leaves
Translations
ciklámen
cyklamen

cyclamen

[ˈsɪkləmən] Nciclamen m

cyclamen

[ˈsɪkləmən] ncyclamen m

cyclamen

nAlpenveilchen nt, → Zyklamen nt (spec)

cyclamen

[ˈsɪkləmən] nciclamino
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For a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia or Christmas cactus, and an attractive easy-care houseplant that will bloom continuously throughout winter, you may want to consider giving florists' cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) a try.
I had a delightful trip to New Covent Garden market in London last week and saw trays of chrysanthemums, gaudy cyclamens and even berries, such as solanum.
CYCLAMEN HEDERIFOLIUM MOST of us may associate cyclamens with late winter and early spring, but this variety, with its swept back pastel-pink flowers over a darker base, provides a cheery display in mid-autumn.
EXPERT TIP: Give cyclamens a well-lit spot, make sure the compost never gets too wet and they may remain in flower until Christmas.
MOST of us may associate cyclamens with late winter and early spring, but this variety with its swept back pastel-pink flowers over a darker base provides a cheery display in mid-autumn, growing to just 15cm (6in) tall.
Yet the leaves of some cyclamens - up to 6-inch-wide hearts with decorative white markings - are actually more interesting than the cyclamen flowers themselves.
There are a few exceptions, of course -- hardy cyclamens flower and sprout their beautiful marbled leaves, winter-blooming shrubs like mahonia and viburnum form their fragrant flower buds, while witch-hazel flowers also scent the coldest days.