ayegreen
Houseleek House"leek`, n. [House + leek.] (Bot.) A succulent plant of the genus {Sempervivum} ({Sempervivum 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ayegreen — Aye green , n. [Aye ever + green.] (Bot.) The houseleek ({Sempervivum tectorum}). Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ayegreen — noun The houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) …   Wiktionary

  • Sempervivum tectorum — Ayegreen Aye green , n. [Aye ever + green.] (Bot.) The houseleek ({Sempervivum tectorum}). Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Houseleek — House leek , n. [House + leek.] (Bot.) A succulent plant of the genus {Sempervivum} ({Sempervivum 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sempervivum tectorum — Houseleek House leek , n. [House + leek.] (Bot.) A succulent plant of the genus {Sempervivum} ({Sempervivum tectorum}), originally a native of subalpine Europe, but now found very generally on old walls and roofs. It is very tenacious of life… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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