sempervivum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

sempervivum (plural sempervivums)

  1. Any of the genus Sempervivum of succulent plants, the houseleeks or liveforevers.
    • 2007 November 15, Anne Raver, “Hardy Succulents Take on a New Glow”, in New York Times[1]:
      My favorite of the moment: a sleeping man in a long cattle trough, planted with thousands of a Sedum album called Red Ice, now turning ruby red in the cold, with sempervivum eyes on a head-size volcanic rock, and two farmer-like feet made of same.