1. [syn: cyclamen, Cyclamen purpurascens]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cyclamen \Cyc"la*men\ (s?k"l?-m?n), n. [NL., fr. Gr.
kykla`minos, kyklami`s.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants of the Primrose family, having depressed
rounded corms, and pretty nodding flowers with the petals so
reflexed as to point upwards, whence it is called rabbits'
ears. It is also called sow bread, because hogs are said
to eat the corms.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: Mediterranean plant widely cultivated as a houseplant for
its showy dark green leaves splotched with silver and
nodding white or pink to reddish flowers with reflexed
petals [syn: cyclamen, Cyclamen purpurascens]