Hosta meaning

hōstə, hŏstə
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Any of various perennial plants of the genus Hosta, native to East Asia and widely cultivated for their attractive shade-tolerant foliage and tall racemes of white, blue, or lilac flowers.
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Any of several herbaceous Asiatic plants of the genus Hosta: a plantain lily.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Asparagaceae — the hostas, native to temperate northeast Asia.
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Origin of hosta

  • New Latin Hosta genus name after Nicolaus Thomas Host (1761–1834), Austrian botanist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Nicolaus Thomas Host, Austrian botanist

    From Wiktionary

  • New Latin after Nicholas Thomas Host +‎ -a

    From Wiktionary