ETYM New Lat., from Greek kyklaminos, kyklamis.
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 purpurascens.
Any plant of the genus Cyclamen of perennial plants of the primrose family Primulaceae, with heart-shaped leaves and petals that are twisted at the base and bent back. The flowers are usually white or pink, and several species are cultivated.