from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A perennial plant (Chlorophytum comosum) native to southern Africa and widely grown as a houseplant, having long narrow often striped leaves and sprawling stems on which flowers and plantlets form.

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  • noun A green and white variegated evergreen perennial plant, (Chlorophytum comosum), grown as a houseplant

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  • noun native to South America but naturalized in warm parts of United States; grown for its long-lasting spider-shaped white to pink-purple flowers


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