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pothos

[poh-thos, -thuh s, poth-ohs, -uh s]
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noun, plural po·thos, po·thos·es.
  1. any of various tropical climbing vines belonging to the genera Pothos and Epipremnum, of the arum family, especially E. aureum, widely cultivated for its variegated foliage.

Origin of pothos

< New Latin (Linnaeus), said to be < Sinhalese
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  • To this family belong the Caladiums, a genus closely allied to the Pothos.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • A literal copy of this translation is all there is of Pothos fœt.

  • To him, also, am I indebted for the original text of Pothos fœt.

  • It is formed by a single plant of Pothos aurea, which, starting from the end wall, has already encircled the structure twice.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • Eros and Himeros and Pothos are not so much three separate loves, as love regarded from three different points of view.