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houseleek


houseleek


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Houseleek  \House"leek`\,  n.  [House  +  leek.]  (Bot.) 
  A  succulent  plant  of  the  genus  {Sempervivum}  ({S.  tectorum}), 
  originally  a  native  of  subalpine  Europe,  but  now  found  very 
  generally  on  old  walls  and  roofs.  It  is  very  tenacious  of 
  life  under  drought  and  heat;  --  called  also  {ayegreen}.