chlorophytum

noun

any plant of the genus Chlorophytum, esp C. elatum variegatum, grown as a pot plant for its long narrow leaves with a light central stripe, and characterized by the production of offsets at the end of long scapes: family LiliaceaeAlso called: spider plant

Nearby words

  1. chlorophenothane,
  2. chlorophyll,
  3. chlorophyllase,
  4. chlorophyllous,
  5. chlorophyte,
  6. chloropicrin,
  7. chloroplast,
  8. chloroplatinic,
  9. chloroplatinic acid,
  10. chloroprene

Word Origin for chlorophytum

New Latin, from Greek chlōros green + phyton plant

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