- any of several plants belonging to the genus Aspidistra, of the lily family, native to eastern Asia, especially A. eliator, having large evergreen leaves often striped with white, and grown as a houseplant.
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The modesty of the violet is nowhere when compared with the aspidistra!
An aspidistra (please note spelling) is the best plant there is for roughing it.
The open inner door showed a bright linoleum on the floor, and the end of a brown side-board on which stood an aspidistra.Aaron's Rod
D. H. Lawrence
- any Asian plant of the liliaceous genus Aspidistra, esp A. lurida, a popular house plant with long tough evergreen leaves and purplish flowers borne on the ground