Houseleek

House'leek` noun [ House + leek .] (Botany) 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 ...
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Houseleek

• (n.) 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.
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houseleek

any of numerous low-growing succulent plants constituting the genus Sempervivum, about 40 species, in the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae), native to ...
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Houseleek

The Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) is a succulent perennial herb of the family Crassulaceae. It grows on old walls and roofs. The stem reaches about 20 cm in length in older plants and has a dense basal rosette of fleshy obovate to rectangular, sharp-tipped, bluish-green or often reddish coloured leaves that persist for several years. The stem be...
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