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ˈhoʊ stə, ˈhɒs təhos·ta

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  1. Hosta, genus Hosta, Funka, genus Funkanoun

    robust east Asian clump-forming perennial herbs having racemose flowers: plantain lilies; sometimes placed in family Hostaceae


  1. hostanoun

    Any of several herbaceous Asiatic plants of the genus Hosta: a plantain lily.

    Etymology: From Nicolaus Thomas Host, Austrian botanist


  1. Hosta

    Hosta is a genus of about 23–45 species of plants commonly known as hostas, plantain lilies and occasionally by the Japanese name giboshi. Hostas are widely cultivated as shade-tolerant foliage plants. The genus is currently placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae, and is native to northeast Asia. Like many "lilioid monocots", the genus was once classified in the Liliaceae. The name Hosta is in honor of the Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host. The rejected generic name Funkia, also used as a common name, can be found in some older literature.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hosta

    A plant genus of the family LILIACEAE. Members contain steroidal saponins.

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  1. oaths

  2. shoat

  3. Athos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hosta in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hosta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
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