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 cyclamīnos from Greek kuklamīnos 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.