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Related to hen-and-chickens: Sempervivum
n. pl. hens-and-chick·ens (hĕnz′-)
Any of several plants producing runners or offshoots, especially rosette-forming succulents in the family Crassulaceae such as the houseleek.
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n, pl hens-and-chickens
(Plants) (functioning as singular or plural) any of several plants, such as the houseleek and ground ivy, that produce many offsets or runners
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n., pl. hens-and-chickens.
any of several succulent plants of the stonecrop family, esp. of the genus Sempervivum, that grow in clusters formed by runners or offshoots.
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