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Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Echeveria, having thick, succulent leaves usually clustered in dense rosettes.
[New Latin Echeveria, genus name, after Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, 18th-century Mexican botanical illustrator.]
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(Plants) any of various tropical American crassulaceous plants of the genus Echeveria, cultivated for their colourful foliage
[named after M. Echeveri, 19th-century Mexican botanical artist]
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ech•e•ve•ri•a(ˌɛtʃ ə vəˈri ə)
n., pl. -ri•as.
any tropical American succulent plant of the genus Echeveria, having thick leaves that form rosettes.
[< New Latin (1828), after Atanasio Echeverría (flourished 1771), Mexican botanical illustrator]
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