Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus containing about fifteen species of the family Aroideæ, two or three species of which are sometimes offered by plant-dealers. They are indoor subjects, in the manner of Arum, and are native to Asia and Africa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of Indo-Malayan climbing herbs having thick fleshy oblong leaves and naked unisexual flowers: Chinese evergreen.

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  • noun Any of the genus Aglaonema of tropical foliage plants.

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  • noun climbing herbs of southeastern Asia having thick fleshy oblong leaves and naked unisexual flowers: Chinese evergreen

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Aglaonēma, genus name : Greek aglaos, shining, splendid + Greek nēma, thread (in reference to the showy masses of thick stamens along its spadices ); see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.]

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From the genus name.

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