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A plant of a genus that includes the houseleek.
- ‘I consider sempervivums to be our cold-hardy aloe vera substitute.’
- ‘Strawberry pots overflow with sedums and sempervivums.’
- ‘They feature specimens from three unthirsty groups of plants - sedums, sempervivums, and yuccas - all of which display handsome foliage year-round, with a bonus of seasonal bloom.’
- ‘Agaves, pelargoniums, yuccas, sedum, sempervivum, cacti - if they can survive your winters or you have a light frost-free place to overwinter them - all are suitable.’
- ‘Aloes and sempervivums are renowned for their staying power.’
Modern Latin, from Latin semper always + vivus living.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.