any of a genus (Cyclamen) of plants of the primrose family, having heart-shaped leaves and white, pink, or red flowers with reflexed petals
Origin of cyclamenModern Latin ; from Classical Latin cyclaminos ; from Classical Greek kyklaminos ; from kyklos, a circle (? with reference to the form of the roots): see wheel
Any of various plants of the genus Cyclamen, especially a Mediterranean species (C. persicum) widely cultivated as a houseplant, having decorative leaves and showy, variously colored flowers with reflexed petals.
Origin of cyclamenNew Latin Cyclamen, genus name, from Latin cyclam&imacron;nos, from Greek kuklam&imacron;nos, probably from kuklos, circle, wheel (perhaps from its bulbous roots); see cycle.
- Any of various flowering plants, of the genus Cyclamen, widely cultivated as a houseplant, having decorative leaves and solitary flowers.