Definition of echeveria in US English:

echeveria

noun

  • A succulent plant with rosettes of fleshy colorful leaves, native to warm regions of America and popular as houseplants.

    Genus Echeveria, family Crassulaceae: numerous species and cultivars

    • ‘This chocolate coloured echeveria lives in a pot on the house decking.’
    • ‘Echeverias are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes.’

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Anastasio Echeveri or Echeverría, 19th-century Mexican botanical illustrator.

Pronunciation

echeveria

/ˌeCHəvəˈrēə/