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cyclamen


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cyclamen  \Cyc"la*men\  (s?k"l?-m?n),  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr 
  kykla`minos,  kyklami`s.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants  of  the  Primrose  family,  having  depressed 
  rounded  corms,  and  pretty  nodding  flowers  with  the  petals  so 
  reflexed  as  to  point  upwards,  whence  it  is  called  {rabbits' 
  ears}.  It  is  also  called  {sow  bread},  because  hogs  are  said 
  to  eat  the  corms. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cyclamen 
  n  :  Mediterranean  plant  widely  cultivated  as  a  houseplant  for 
  its  showy  dark  green  leaves  splotched  with  silver  and 
  nodding  white  or  pink  to  reddish  flowers  with  reflexed 
  petals  [syn:  {Cyclamen  purpurascens}] 




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