houseplant

[hous-plant, -plahnt]

noun

an ornamental plant that is grown indoors or adapts well to indoor culture.

Nearby words

  1. housemate,
  2. housemother,
  3. houseparent,
  4. houseperson,
  5. housephone,
  6. houseroom,
  7. houses of parliament,
  8. housesit,
  9. housetop,
  10. housewares

Origin of houseplant

First recorded in 1870–75; house + plant

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British Dictionary definitions for house plant

house plant

noun

a plant that can be grown indoors
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