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[poh-thos, -thuh s, poth-ohs, -uh s]
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.
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Origin of pothos

< New Latin (Linnaeus), said to be < Sinhalese
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Examples from the Web for pothos

Historical Examples

  • To this family belong the Caladiums, a genus closely allied to the Pothos.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

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

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