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[ ser-uh-muh n, ser-uh-man, -mahn ]
/ ˈsɛr ə mən, ˌsɛr əˈmæn, -ˈmɑn /

noun, plural cer·i·mans.

a climbing, tropical American plant, Monstera deliciosa, of the arum family, characterized by cordlike, aerial roots and large, perforated leaves.
the greenish-yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this plant.

Nearby words

cerf, ceria, ceric, ceric oxide, ceriferous, ceriman, cerinic acid, ceriph, cerise, cerium, cerium metal

Origin of ceriman

Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1870–75
Also called false breadfruit. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019