Definitions for: Cyclamen

[n] Mediterranean plant widely cultivated as a houseplant for its showy dark green leaves splotched with silver and nodding white or pink to reddish flowers with reflexed petals

Webster (1913) Definition: Cyc"la*men (s?k"l?-m?n), n. [NL., fr. Gr.
kykla`minos, kyklami`s.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants of the Primrose family, having depressed
rounded corms, and pretty nodding flowers with the petals so
reflexed as to point upwards, whence it is called {rabbits'
ears}. It is also called sow bread, because hogs are said
to eat the corms.

Synonyms: Cyclamen purpurascens

See Also: flower, genus Cyclamen

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