Hoya

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New Latin, after Thomas Hoy + -a

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Hoya f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Apocynaceae – the hoyas or waxflowers.

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from the mixed Greek and Latin chant "Hoya Saxa" (meaning "What Rocks"), which gained popularity at the school in the late nineteenth century. The name Hoyas came into use in the 1920s.

Noun[edit]

Hoya (plural Hoyas)

  1. (US) A member of the Georgetown Hoyas, the official athletics teams of Georgetown University in the United States.

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