Definition of hoya in English:

hoya

noun

  • A climbing or sprawling evergreen shrub with ornamental foliage and waxy flowers, native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific and grown as a greenhouse or indoor plant.

    • ‘He enjoys his climbing hoya and the photo of his enormous cabbage.’
    • ‘Other house plants to enjoy growing this way include wandering Jew, hoya, English ivy, trailing philodendron, Hawaiian ti, and, of course, lucky bamboo.’
    • ‘As is typical for member of the milkweed family, the hoya exudes a sticky sap if cut or damaged.’
    • ‘Less vigorous a climber, but with equally intriguing pale pink flowers is the hoya, one of the easiest vines to grow in a pot.’

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener.

Pronunciation:

hoya

/ˈhoiə/