Hoya meaning

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Any of various evergreen climbing vines or shrubs of the genus Hoya, native to tropical regions from India to Australasia, some species of which are widely cultivated for their attractive leathery leaves and umbellate clusters of waxy flowers.
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Any of a genus (Hoya) of tropical evergreen shrubs of the milkweed family; esp., a vine (H. carnosa) with waxy, star-shaped, white-and-pink flowers.
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(botany) Any plant of the genus Hoya.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Apocynaceae — the hoyas or waxflowers.
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Origin of hoya

  • New Latin Hoya genus name after Thomas Hoy (1750?–1822), British gardener

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

  • New Latin, after Thomas Hoy + -a

    From Wiktionary

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary