Definitions

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  • n. Any of several plants of the genus Monstera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any plant of the genus Monstera; they are often grown as houseplants.
  • n. A tropical cylindrical pineconelike fruit with pineapple-banana flavor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of monocotyledonous climbing shrubs of the natural order Araceæ, type of the tribe Monsteroideæ and the subtribe Monstereæ, characterized by four ovules in a two-celled ovary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the genus Monstera; often grown as houseplants
  • n. tropical cylindrical fruit resembling a pinecone with pineapple-banana flavor

Etymologies

New Latin Monstera (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In addition, banana trees were placed around the room, and spheres of moss were suspended from the ceiling, dripping with smilax vines, purple orchids, and—of course—more monstera leaves.

    My Fair Wedding

  • I also brought in tall four-foot by eight-foot mirrors that I decorated with monstera leaves, hanging vines, and phalaenopsis orchids.

    My Fair Wedding

  • At times I feel like a monstera mad creation of science and technology, a scarred, damaged body built by terrible compounds, intent on doing evil, but with a heart that is kind and wants to do good.

    Gladiator

  • Eating unripe monstera deliciosas is like biting into glass.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • The monstera against the verandah pillar (variagated leaves as large as serving platters) grew there apparently from a seed dropped by birds (oh so conveniently, in exactly the right spot.)

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • Why is my monstera producing nonperforated leaves?

    Top stories from Times Online

  • The target/victim is a monstera deliciosa, commonly known as a split-leaf philodendron, although it's only related to the philodendron family.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • In front of the house, fat-fronded Maypan coconut trees are about to yield fruit, and papaya trees, heliconia and monstera are visible from the kitchen through sliding glass doors.

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  • Other plants that you might want to consider are like the monstera and the philodendrons which can give you a nice dramatic vine like type of a growth.

    RNews - TOP STORIES

  • At other times of the day shade is provided by Golden Palms, MacArthur palms, tall Ficus, large crotons, and monstera.

    Stabroek News

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