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Any of various succulent plants of the genus Sempervivum of Eurasia, having leaves arranged in rosettes and pinkish flowers, especially the common houseleek (S. tectorum). Houseleeks are often cultivated as garden plants and have traditionally been grown on roofs in Europe. Also called live-forever, sempervivum.


(Plants) any Old World crassulaceous plant of the genus Sempervivum, esp S. tectorum, which has a rosette of succulent leaves and pinkish flowers: grows on walls. Also called: hen-and-chickens



a succulent plant, Sempervivum tectorum, of the stonecrop family, native to Europe, having reddish flowers and leaves forming dense basal rosettes.
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Houseleeks - also tellingly known as liveforever - is a medicinal miracle, alleviating such ailments as burns, diarrhoea, insect bites and stings.
And AndreiMakine's slim, gem of a novel, Brief Loves That LiveForever (Graywolf, 2015), provides a marvelous example of how that can be donein a stylish and touching manner.
Berger pygmy-weed Dudleya lanceolata (Nutt.) Britton & Rose lance leaf liveforever Cucurbitaceae Gourd Family Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum.
This time, the mountain burned, and the tiny succulent, known as Verity's liveforever, wilted and died.
As the May 2013 Camarillo Springs fire cooked 98 square kilometers of coastal valley just northwest of Los Angeles, it almost wiped out the Verity's liveforever, a dudleya succulent once abundant among the western Santa Monica Mountains.
This extra punch urged the nine-day inferno toward the Verity's liveforever's secluded habitat on Conejo Mountain (in the Santa Monica range), suspects Stephen McCabe, a botanist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Next to solar panel-shaded parking lots and botanical gardens filled with native plants - panamint liveforever, scarlet hedgehog, desert spinystar - sits the Desert Living Center, a large, beautifully designed rammed-earth building with the a catchment system to utilize what little rain falls from the all-too-sunny skies, and wetlands that filter water for reuse.
#ADRIANMOLEWILL LiveForever" Stephen Mangan, who played Adrian on TV, said she was "one of the warmest, funniest and wisest people I ever met."
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As a young woman I worked as a part-time clerk in a Jewish cemetery and entered a world of kippahs and rabbis, "liveforever" plants and plain wooden boxes, "unveiling" headstones and anniversaries, but I never knew what it all meant.
To celebrate the novel's first English translation, forthcoming this month as Liveforever, noted Chilean writer Alberto Fuguet looks back at Caicedo's short, unhappy life.
That is the impression that a text can cause (the sum of Liveforever + Pay attention to film + the myth of Andres in a tenacious combo), that can move a budding writer and leave him more on the sidewalk with fans than in the avenue of creators.