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hoy·a

 (hoi′ə)
n.
Any of various evergreen climbing vines or shrubs of the genus Hoya, native to tropical regions from India to Australasia, some species of which are widely cultivated for their attractive leathery leaves and umbellate clusters of waxy flowers. Also called wax plant.

[New Latin Hoya, genus name, after Thomas Hoy (1750?-1822), British gardener.]

hoya

(ˈhɔɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the asclepiadaceous genus Hoya, of E Asia and Australia, esp the waxplant popular as a house plant
[C19: named after Thomas Hoy (died 1821), English gardener]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoya - any plant of the genus Hoya having fleshy leaves and usually nectariferous flowershoya - any plant of the genus Hoya having fleshy leaves and usually nectariferous flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
genus Hoya - large genus of climbing shrubs of Australia and Asia and Polynesia
honey plant - a plant that furnishes nectar suitable for making honey
Hoya carnosa, wax plant - succulent climber of southern Asia with umbels of pink and white star-shaped flowers