hen and chicks

Echeveria elegans, a succulent plant with smaller buds on the outside which later produce their own roots.

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  • hen-and-chickens — /hen euhn chik euhnz/, n., pl. hens and chickens. any of several succulent plants that grow in clusters or colonies formed by runners or offshoots, as those of the genera Echeveria and Sempervivum. Cf. houseleek. [1785 95] * * * also called  hen… …   Universalium

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