Meaning of wax plant

wax' plant"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any climbing or trailing plant belonging to the genus Hoya, of the milkweed family, native to tropical Asia and Australia, having fleshy or leathery leaves and umbels of pink, white, or yellowish, waxy flowers.
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