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Meaning of houseleek

house•leek

Pronunciation: (hous'lēk"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda succulent plant, Sempervivum tectorum, of the stonecrop family, native to Europe, having reddish flowers and leaves forming dense basal rosettes.
  2. any other plant of the genus Sempervivum.
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