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Definition: Sempervivum tectorum
, n. (Bot.)
A genus of fleshy-leaved plants, of which the houseleek
) is the commonest species.
, n. [House + leek.] (Bot.)
A succulent plant of the genus Sempervivum
), originally a native of subalpine Europe, but now
found very generally on old walls and roofs. It is very
tenacious of life under drought and heat; -- called also
, n. [L., fr. Jovis pater. See Jove
1. (Rom. Myth.) The supreme deity, king of gods and men, and
reputed to be the son of Saturn and Rhea; Jove. He
corresponds to the Greek Zeus.
2. (Astron.) One of the planets, being the fifth from the
sun, the brightest except Venus, and the largest of them
all, its mean radius being about 43,345 miles (69,758
kilometers), almost exactly one-tenth that of the sun. It
revolves about the sun in 4,332.6 days, at a mean distance
of 5.2025 from the sun (778,140,000 km), the earth's mean
distance (the astronomical unit) being taken as unity. It
has a mass of 1.901 x 10^27
kg, about one-thousandth
that of the sun, and more than the remainder of the
planets combined. It has an average solar day equal to
9.842 earth hours. The rapid revolution causes a
noticeable flattening at the poles; the diameter at the
equator is 71,370 km, and at the poles 66,644 km. --HCP61
[1913 Webster +PJC]
(a) A South European herb, with cymes of small red
blossoms (Centranthus ruber
(b) The houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum
); -- so called
from its massive inflorescence, like the sculptured
beard of Jove. --Prior.
(c) the cloverlike Anthyllis Barba-Jovis
(Bot.), the common mullein; -- so called
from its long, rigid spike of yellow blossoms.
, n. [Aye ever + green.] (Bot.)
The houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum