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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Araceae — the mother-in-law's tongue, dumb cane and similar plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, of the natural order Araceœ, natives of tropical America.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants
After Ernst Dieffenbach, a German physician. (Wiktionary)